Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania departments of State and Education announced today that 37 high schools in the commonwealth won Governor's Civic Engagement Awards (GCEA) during the 2022-23 school year.
Thirty-one schools won Gold Level Awards for registering to vote at least 85 percent of their eligible students. Six schools won Silver Level Awards for registering to vote at least 65 percent of their eligible students. In total, about 200 students helped register 3,519 of their peers to win Gold or Silver level awards for their schools.
"These prestigious awards honor high school students who engage their peers in the electoral process and empower them by ensuring their voice will be heard in determining the future of our country," Secretary of the Commonwealth Al Schmidt said.
In addition, 28 students from across the commonwealth won Student Poll Worker Awards for participating in a voter registration event at their school and serving as a poll worker in their communities on Election Day.
"Those students who served as poll workers on Election Day played an especially important role in our democracy by enabling others to vote," Schmidt added.
"The GCEA program provides our students with an excellent, hands-on experience in civics education," Secretary of Education Dr. Khalid N. Mumin said. "Congratulations to this year's winners, and thanks to all the school administrators, teachers, and parents who supported their efforts."
Here are the winning schools:
Gold Level Award
|Avonworth High School||Allegheny|
|Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts 6-12||Allegheny|
|Pittsburgh Obama 6-12||Allegheny|
|Leechburg High School||Armstrong/Westmoreland|
|Conrad Weiser High School||Berks|
|Carlisle High School||Cumberland|
|Harrisburg High School: SciTech Campus ||Dauphin|
|Middletown Area High School||Dauphin|
|The Agnes Irwin School||Delaware/Montgomery|
|Fannett-Metal High School||Franklin|
|Indiana Area Senior High School||Indiana|
|Purchase Line High School||Indiana/Clearfield|
|Brookeville Area High School||Jefferson|
|Union Area High School||Lawrence|
|Building 21 High School||Lehigh|
|Northwest Area Junior/Senior High School ||Luzerne|
|Lower Merion High School||Montgomery|
|Academy at Palumbo||Philadelphia|
|Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush||Philadelphia|
|Central High School||Philadelphia|
|Constitution High School||Philadelphia|
|Friends Select School||Philadelphia|
|Hill-Freedman World Academy||Philadelphia|
|J.R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School||Philadelphia|
|Parkway Northwest High School||Philadelphia|
|Penn Treaty School||Philadelphia|
|Science Leadership Academy||Philadelphia|
|Rockwood Area Junior/Senior High School ||Somerset|
|Trinity Area School District/Senior High School||Washington|
|Mount Pleasant Area Senior High School||Westmoreland|
|Crispus Attucks Charter School||York|
Silver Level Award
|South Fayette High School||Allegheny|
|Avon Grove High School||Chester|
|Boiling Springs High School||Cumberland|
|Fort LeBoeuf High School||Erie|
|PA Virtual Charter School||Montgomery/Allegheny/Centre|
|William W. Bodine High School for International Affairs||Philadelphia|
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