Today, December 17th, fifth graders from Fairview Elementary filled the auditorium to chant and cheer until their big graduation event began. 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!”

Heroes Honored:

  • Bright’s Class – Officer Jeff Lawson – Erica Aguilar
  • Brown’s Class – Mr. Rip McBee – Emma Latham
  • Key’s Class – Mr. Marty Hardman – Jaycee Alemon
  • Murphee’s Class – Mr. Lester Hampton – Zoe Benefield
  • Nelson’s Class – Mr. Sam Nichols – Canaan Carroll
  • Mr. Holcomb, a 90 year old veteran in the audience, received his award from his great,great niece, Cadence Ryan.
Today’s event and the donation of Super Citizen teaching kits was made possible by passionate community sponsors. 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?