Northview Teacher Awarded by Iowa Secretary of State
ANKENY, Iowa (June 8,
2017) – Northview Middle School teacher, Kathryn Cooper, was recently
recognized by Iowa Secretary of State, Paul Pate, for facilitating Northview’s
participation in the statewide Iowa Youth Straw Poll for the 2016 general
election. The results were reported on Secretary of State Paul D. Pate’s website.
Cooper registered the student’s votes to be included in the
statewide straw poll, giving them a unique civic education experience.
Due to the leadership from Iowa teachers like Cooper, the
Iowa Youth Straw Poll was nationally recognized this year by winning the
National Association of State Boards of Education Award for Outstanding
Leadership in Voter Education from the National Parent Student Mock Election.
In addition, the social media aspect of the Straw Poll, #IAparticipate, was a
top five national finalist for the Government Social Media Awards.
“My thanks to all of the teachers and school administrators
who helped make the Iowa Youth Straw Polls a huge success,” said Paul Pate,
Iowa Secretary of State. “More than 250 schools and 56,000 students
participated statewide. We could not have done this without the efforts of the
teachers. The Youth Straw Poll was a fun, hands-on learning experience for
students across the state that hopefully will encourage them to become engaged
in civics in their community.”
Secretary Pate developed free, online social studies
curricula written by Iowa teachers for Iowa students. They are available for
anyone to use at Elections101.org.
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