From Stafford Public Schools
Stafford County Public Schools is pleased to announce that Brooke Point High School’s Inspire Virginia club (Inspire BP) has earned the 2018 Commissioner’s Award for Outstanding Commitment to Voter Registration and the Youth Vote. The club’s effort was lauded by elected officials across the state and was recently featured in The New York Times.
A senior voting rally took place on April 12, 2018. The student lead club promoted citizenship and engagement among the graduating class of 2018, and aspired to register more seniors that the class of 2017.
On Friday, May 18, Delegate Bob Thomas from the Virginia House of Delegates presented Inspire BP’s student leaders with the Commissioner’s Award in recognition of the club’s voter registration efforts. This year, Inspire BP registered approximately 300 Brooke Point High School seniors, or 67 percent of the total class. Brooke Point High School was only one of eight schools in the
commonwealth to receive the prestigious Commissioner’s Award.
Inspire BP’s eight leaders worked tirelessly to promote civic engagement through “get out the vote” and voter registration campaigns. This is the second year that Inspire BP has earned a top award for voter registration. In 2017, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe presented the group with the Governor’s Award as one of twelve schools that registered more than 65 percent of its senior class.