Today, more than 500 students from Samson Elementary, Geneva County Elementary and Slocomb Elementary filled the Geneva County 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.

Clay King, Mayor of Samson, Ala., was honored today and says, “We need more programs like this in our schools. We’ve gotten away from teaching the values of life in just working about teaching numbers and science, which are very important, but we’ve gotten away from teaching the fundamentals and the principles of life.”
These students have learned their important roles in America’s future thanks to an immersive experience in civic, character, financial literacy and social studies. “I can tell you that I’ve never been to a social studies class where kids where this excited,” says Geneva County District Judge Stephen Smith who was also among the heroes honored today.
And in the closing piece of the program, Torch Teams (or “Helping Hands” for the younger students), students are applying those crucial lessons in the real world.  They chose heroes who embodied the traits of amazing citizens and read essays from stage before presenting them with Authentic Liberty Replicas & Liberty Pins. They learned that “when you honor a hero, you become a hero!”
“I hope they want to be on that stage one day,” says Smith. “I hope they want to do things in life that bring honor and service to their country.”
See the Torch Teams & Helping Hands Heroes honored today in the photo gallery below!
Today’s event and the donation of Super Citizen teaching kits was made possible by the Geneva County Community Alliance and passionate community sponsors. With their help, we are teaching, inspiring and empowering our Next Great Americans.
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