Secretary of State
Secretary Grimes Recognizes Elkhorn Middle School Student in 26th Annual Slogan Contest
On May 28, Secretary of State Alison
Grimes recognized Kaitlyn Elizabeth Lee, an Elkhorn Middle School student, for winning
the Secretary of State’s 26th Annual Slogan Contest. Lee’s slogan, “Be Smart,
Do Your Part. Vote!” was chosen by the public to help promote voting in
Kentucky. Lee received a $1,000 cash prize for placing first.
The slogan contest was created in 1988 to
inspire students to be active and informed citizens, with particular emphasis
on election-related issues. Middle school students are invited to submit
original, attention-grabbing slogans that communicate the importance of
registering to vote, voting or otherwise participating in elections.
“The slogan contest is a great way to get
students interested in our election process even before they are eligible to cast
a ballot,” said Grimes. “I am proud of all of the students who chose to
participate. Their messages have already reached people all across the Commonwealth.”
The monetary awards were contributed by
KEA and KEA Retired, the University of Kentucky Scripps Howard First Amendment
Center, the Kentucky Department of Education, and Kentucky Council on
Secretary Grimes presented awards to the second-
and third-place winners in separate ceremonies.
Winners of the essay contest, which is
open to students in grades 9 through 12, were previously announced.