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Secretary of State Mollis to Honor R.I. Teens for Civic Leadership Today

PROVIDENCE, RI You can see what Rhode Island's next generation of leaders looks like when Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis honors high school seniors from all over Rhode Island with 2012 Civic Leadership Awards at a State House ceremony today at 5:30 p.m..

Nearly 70 schools ranging from Barrington High to Woonsocket High nominated members of the Class of 2012 based on their public service, leadership ability and academic achievement. This is the sixth consecutive year Mollis will present the awards. Gov. Chafee is expected to join him.

"My goal is to encourage young people to get involved. By recognizing civic leadership in this way, I hope these awards inspire next year's senior class," said Mollis.

Due to nearly 400 RSVPs Mollis received, the event had to be moved from the House Chamber outdoors to the North Plaza at the Smith Street entrance to the State House. The public is invited.

Secretary of State Mollis is committed to making it easier to vote, helping businesses grow and making government more open and accessible. For more information on the programs and services offered by the Secretary of State, visit sos.ri.gov.

MEDIA CONTACT: Chris Barnett at 222-4293.

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Department or agency: Office of the Secretary of State

Online: http://www.sos.ri.gov/

Release date: 05-11-2012

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