Another Colorado high school received top honors for voter registration.
Robin Peterson, a junior at Peak to Peak, worked with Ryan Drysdale, the program coordinator for Inspire Colorado, and the school’s English teachers to register 85 percent of the senior class and a majority of the junior class. Principal Kyle Mathews praised Robin’s efforts in getting her peers registered to vote.
“She really had her boots on the ground with this,” he said. “She is very civically engaged and brought that political passion to our campus.”
Deputy Secretary of State Suzanne Staiert made the trip to Boulder County in the middle of Colorado’s spring snowstorm to present the award to P2P’s juniors and seniors.
“Congratulations to you. This is what democracy is about, being engaged and making a difference in your community,” she said.
The award is named after Eliza Pickrell Routt, wife of Colorado’s first governor, John Long Routt, after whom Routt County is named. She was the first woman to register to vote in Colorado.
Kit Carson and Eads high schools also received the same honor this month. Ouray High School students will be awarded it on Saturday. Last year, Yuma and Eaglecrest high schools were the first recipients of this award.