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Drive to register young voters pays off in ice cream

Jessica Heim, left, and Ann Coleman put chocolate syrup on their ice cream Thursday afternoon at Beaufort High School.
Jessica Heim, left, and Ann Coleman put chocolate syrup on their ice cream Thursday afternoon at Beaufort High School. BOB SOFALY | The Beaufort Gazette

Beaufort High won the Beaufort County School District’s voter-registration challenge by signing up 127 new voters. Across the district, 229 students registered. Students who will be 18 by the November election were encouraged to register to vote. The effort was led by the League of Women Voters.

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