North Conway Students Host Voter Registration Drives

May 26, 2018

Kennett High School has held two voter registration drives in the last month.
Credit Daniela Allee / NHPR

A group of students at Kennett High School held the school's second voter registration drive on Friday. Getting young people registered to vote is how this group, known as Eagles for Action, is keeping the political momentum going from the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting. 

Molly Robert is a senior at the high school, and on Friday morning she read the names of students and teachers who died at the school shooting last week in Santa Fe, Texas. 

It was the second time she and others at Kennett High have done that. The first was after Parkland, and in the weeks that followed, Robert and others reached out to state and town representatives. These students wanted change. But, she says, they got "just silence." 

Robert and others, including senior Emily Allen, want to make sure young people's voices are heard. Allen says one of the best ways to do that is by voting. 

"We wanted to reinforce that political participation is more than just protest. It's voting, and that's the primary way you can get involved, so we should encourage our peers to do the same, no matter who they support," Allen said. 

Nine students registered, and the next drive is planned for September.