Today, more than 200 5th graders filled the Arab Elementary Gymnasium. After finishing 10 weeks in the Super Citizen Program, they are gathered to celebrate their accomplishments and honor local heroes from the stage.
These students have learned their important roles in America’s future thanks to an immersive experience in civics, character, financial literacy and social studies. And in the closing piece of the program, Torch Teams, students are applying those crucial lessons in the real world.
Students chose heroes who embodied the traits of amazing citizens and read essays from stage before presenting them with Authentic Liberty Replicas . They learned that “when you honor a hero, you become a hero!”
See the heroes honored in the photo gallery below!
Today’s event and the donation of Super Citizen teaching kits was made possible by the Marshall County Community Alliance. With their help, we are teaching, inspiring and empowering our Next Great Americans.
Did you see today’s event? Were you as emotional as we were? Will you help us continue this amazing mission? 
Dewayne Shedd, Sergeant in Arab Police Department and Arab Elementary School Resource Office, was honored today for his service. “I hope they remember it’s very important they make the right decisions in every area of their lives,” says Shedd. He also offered a big thank you to the program sponsors “I don’t know if they understand the true importance of programs like this. These kids are our future. Thank you!”
Librarian Stephanie Williams facilitated the Super Citizen Program at Arab Elementary this year. She applauded the lessons and the need. “It’s very well organized and easy to teach,” she said “I think it’s very important that students get curriculum like this and learn how blessed they are to live in this country and to learn the responsibilities of being a good citizen. I want the kids to realize the sacrifices veterans made and make every day.”