Marion County, FL. August 14 -
Supervisor of Elections, Wesley Wilcox recognized Vanguard High School
as the winner of the 2018 - 2019 High School Voter Registration Challenge at the August 13 School Board Meeting. Principal Christopher Carlisle was presented with a traveling trophy for receiving the highest student participation percentage of all seven public high schools, registering nearly 30% of their eligible seniors.
"This is a huge honor and i'm really really proud of our students," stated Carlisle. "I want to thank Mr. Wilcox and his office for making this an initiative because our vision for Vanguard High School is making sure we graduate students that are prepared to be good citizens and this is a huge part of that."
The Annual High School Registration Challenge is aimed at increasing civic participation by registering and educating eligible students on the election process. The winning school is determined by the highest number of voter registrations based on the percentage of eligible students.
Collectively, nearly 3,000 seniors were educated on the elections process and 49 registration activities were provided by the Marion County Election Center during the 2018 - 2019 school year. The next High School Registration Challenge will kickoff this fall prior to the 2020 Elections.