CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With Election Day just around the corner, young leaders in the state are working to register their peers and get them to the voting booths.
Karissa Hundell, a senior at Buffalo High School and leader for Inspire WV, helped organize buses to shuttle students from each Putnam County high school to the courthouse to participate in early voting.
Inspire WV, an organization that works to improve civic engagement among those aged 18-24, has nine “inspired schools” in West Virginia. Students can apply to be inspired leaders within their schools to develop leadership and critical thinking skills while improving their community.
Hundell became an inspired leader after her friend convinced her to apply. After she attended the leadership conference, she fell in love with the program.
Thanks to Hundell and other inspired leaders, Buffalo High School will receive the Jennings Randolph award for registering 100 percent of their senior class to vote…