Paul D. Pate
Secretary of State
Des Moines, IA 50319
|22 schools qualify for Carrie Chapman Catt Award after registering 90% of eligible students to vote|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 25, 2021
MEDIA RELEASE: 22 schools qualify for Carrie Chapman Catt Award after registering 90% of eligible students to vote
DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces 22 schools qualified for the 2021 Carrie Chapman Catt Award. The award goes to schools that register at least 90 percent of their eligible students to vote. More than 2,500 high school students registered to vote this school year in conjunction with the Catt Award initiative.
Secretary Pate created the award to encourage voter registration in high schools. 18 schools qualified in 2020.
“Despite the challenges created by the COVID pandemic, we increased the number of schools that hit the 90 percent threshold this year. It took a lot of work and dedication by principals, teachers, and most importantly, the students. I’m proud of all of the schools that stepped up this year and helped students register to vote,” Secretary Pate said.
Here is a list of the 22 schools that earned the 2021 Carrie Chapman Catt Award. 10 schools qualified for the award for the second straight year (denoted with an asterisk*):
Carrie Chapman Catt Award winners
- Notre Dame Catholic High School (Burlington) *
- Isaac Newton Christian Academy (Cedar Rapids) *
- Rivermont Collegiate (Bettendorf) *
- St. Mary's High School (Storm Lake) *
- Valley Lutheran School (Cedar Falls) *
- Clayton Ridge High School (Guttenberg)
- Riceville High School (Riceville)
- Mount Ayr High School (Mount Ayr)
- Charles City High School (Charles City)
- Lone Tree High School (Lone Tree) *
- Lake Mills High School (Lake Mills)
- Hillcrest Academy (Kalona)
- Marquette Catholic High School (Bellevue)
- Bishop Garrigan High School (Algona)
- Urbandale High School (Urbandale) *
- Denver High School (Denver)
- Central Lyon High School (Rock Rapids)
- Ballard High School (Huxley) *
- Carrie Lane High School
- Grundy Center High School
- Norwalk Senior High School (Norwalk) *
- South Page High School (College Springs) *
Along with those 22 schools, three more registered at least 70 percent of eligible students and will receive a commemorative banner recognizing their achievement. Nine more schools registered at least 50 percent of eligible students and will receive a personalized certificate from the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office.
Schools that registered at least 70% of eligible students
- Treynor High School (Treynor)
- Woodward-Granger High School (Woodward)
- West Marshall High School (State Center)
Schools that registered at least 50% of eligible students
- Regina High School (Iowa City)
- Baxter High School (Baxter)
- Prairie High School (Cedar Rapids)
- Sibley-Ocheyedan High School (Sibley)
- West Sioux High School (Hawarden)
- East Buchanan High School (Winthrop)
- Newman Catholic High School (Mason City)
- Siouxland Christian School (Sioux City)
- Garner-Hayfield-Ventura High School (Garner)
The Carrie Chapman Catt Award is named after the famous Iowan who successfully fought for passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women the ability to vote throughout the U.S.
Secretary Pate extends his thanks and praise to Inspire2Vote for their assistance with this initiative.
Trophy presentations were held at schools across the state over the past few weeks. A video montage of those presentations is available for your use at this link.
A graphic listing the 22 Catt Award winners is available for your use at this link.
A soundbite from Secretary Pate is available for your use at this link.