Today, more than 900 Madison City Schools 5th graders filled the Bob Jones 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 the Madison County Community Alliance. With its 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?
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Oshea White was honored for his service to the community today. He praised the Super Citizen Program’s focus on character and emphasized the importance of financial learning in being a good citizen.
“Finances weren’t important to me as a 5th grader,” said White. “By this program bringing financial literacy to light in schools at an early age, I think it will pay huge dividends for these kids in the future. I think you will see a significant difference when these kids get older.”