MILLINGTON, Tenn. — A senior class at a Millington high school beat the odds for young voters their age, and now literally everyone eligible at the school is ready for their turn at the polls.
Now, 100 percent of them over the age of 18 are registered to vote.
Tennessee secretary of state Tre Hargett honored the graduating seniors at Tipton-Rosemark Academy on Monday.
All high schools that achieve 100 percent registration when a special award in honor of Anne Dudley — the woman who helped give women in Tennessee the right to vote back in 1920.
Emma Grace Pence is the Tipton-Rosemark Academy senior class president.
"I think it just speaks volumes of our school and our teachers that help us make sure that we know the power that we hold as 18-year-olds in our government," she said. "We have just been blessed with teachers who care about us."