725 students, 35 teachers from Etowah County packed the Southside High School Auditorium to kickoff the groundbreaking Super Citizen Program in a BIG way!

The fifth graders traveled in 11 busses to the high school from Carlisle Elementary, Duck Springs Elementary, Gaston High, Glencoe Middle, Hokes Bluff Elementary, Ivalee Elementary, Highland Elementary, John S. Jones Elementary, Southside Elementary, West End Elementary, and Whitesboro Elementary Schools. 

They waited on pins and needles for Lady Liberty and the Next Great Americans Bus Tour to take the stage, After a 45-minute historical presentation and a delightfully deafening singalong of “You in the U.S.A,” it was clear that Etowah County Schools were all in! 

Etowah County School Superintendent Alan Cosby welcomed all guests at the  beginning of the program. Each school selected a student to help lead the pledge and then students were introduced to the exciting Super Citizen Program they would being when the bus rolled away.

In attendance: Four Alabama Power employees including Area Manager Steve Hildebrandt and Communications Specialist Alyson Tucker – as well as Rainbow City Council Member Larry Keenum, Etowah Co. Superintendent Alan Cosby, and Etowah Co. School Board Member Tim Langdale.