Today, more than 900 fifth grade elementary students from Carlisle, Duck Springs, Gaston, Glencoe, Highland, Hokes Bluff, Ivalee, John S. Jones, Southside, West End, and Whitesboro Schools filled the Southside High School Auditorium. 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 civic, 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 AlaTrade Foods, BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama, Etowah County Community Alliance, ScreenTech, and Telesystems . 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?