More than 200 crown-wearing, flag-waving fifth graders cheered, clapped and counted down to a grand entrance by Libby Liberty™ at US Jones Elementary School. Fresh off her Next Great Americans Tour bus, the lady in green brought history to life and introduced students to the 10-week civics, character, financial literacy and social studies program they’ll begin after her bus rolls away.
The Super Citizen experience includes today’s kickoff event, immersive learning and community service projects and will culminate with a graduation celebration that sees students honoring local, everyday heroes from stage.
These crucial lessons are being taught thanks to funding from the Marengo County Community Alliance, Alfa, Ed Luger with Matthews Children’s Foundation, AlaTrade Foods, ScreenTech, Valley Harrison with Trustmark Bank, Robertsons Bank, Kiwanis Club of Demopolis, and the Rotary Club of Demopolis who understand that these lessons must be taught despite school budget cuts. The day ended with a rousing sing-a-long of the tour’s anthem, “YOU in the U.S.A.”
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See photos of the event and class photos with Libby Liberty™ in the gallery below!