Wallins Elementary School sixth-grader Jessica Bailey was all smiles last week as she received her prize for winning honorable mention in a statewide slogan campaign sponsored by Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.
The purpose of the contest is to promote civic engagement among Kentucky students.
Speaking to the entire student body at Wallins, Grimes said she was visiting the school to make the presentation as part of her job duties to promote and be the advocate for civic engagement
Grimes presented the award to Bailey, for receiving an honorable mention in Grimes’ office’s annual slogan contest. 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, and/or otherwise participating in elections.
Bailey’s slogan, “We the People – Need to Vote!” placed a close fourth in an online poll.
“Kentucky is at its best when everyone’s voice is heard,” said Grimes. “It’s great to have students like Jessica encouraging people to participate in the process.