DES MOINES, IOWA (May 3, 2022) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate will present the 2022 Carrie Chapman Catt Award to four high schools this week. The award goes to any school that registers at least 90% of eligible students to vote. All four schools surpassed the mark during the 2021-22 school year.

This is Ballard High School’s third time winning the award. West Marshall, Collins-Maxwell and Ar-We-Va are each qualifying for the first time.

The Carrie Chapman Catt Award is named after the famous Iowan who was instrumental in securing passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women access to the ballot box 100 years ago.

Here are the details about Wednesday’s and Thursday’s award presentations:


Secretary Pate presents Catt Award to West Marshall High School

West Marshall High School

601 3rd St NW

State Center, IA


***Marshall County Auditor Nan Benson will join Secretary Pate for the presentation. 

The event is open to the media. Sec Pate will be available for interviews afterwards.

Secretary Pate presents Catt Award to Collins-Maxwell High School

Collins-Maxwell High School

400 Metcalf St

Maxwell, IA


The event is open to the media. Sec Pate will be available for interviews after the presentation.

Secretary Pate presents Catt Award to Ballard High School

Ballard High School

701 Ballard Dr

Huxley, IA



Secretary Pate presents Catt Award to Ar-We-Va High School

108 Clinton St

Westside, IA


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