LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes presented the first award honoring a late state senator to a Louisville school Thursday.
Grimes presented the J. Graham Brown School with the first Georgia Davis Powers Award, which is presented to schools with 100 percent of eligible students registered to vote.
"Senator Powers had a passion for getting young people involved in the democratic process, and she knew that equality begins at the ballot box," Grimes in a press release. "I can think of no better way to honor her commitment to young people and her dedication to public service than with this award which recognizes the engagement of young Kentuckians."
Powers passed away in January.
"My grandmother would be so pleased that the Secretary is recognizing students with an award in her name," said Nick Davis, Powers' grandson. "She loved encouraging young Kentuckians to be involved citizens. And she would be so proud of the Brown School and that all of these young people have registered to vote."
Kentucky high schools with 100-percent voter registration among students who are eligible may apply for the Powers Award at sos.ky.gov.