The Liberty Learning Foundation asserts that “when you honor a hero, you become a hero.” Today, November 3rd, the second and third grader Super Citizens from Pike Liberal Arts did just that. These outstanding students joined together in their lunchroom to honor heroes, receive certificates and pledge to continue their journey to becoming our Next Great Americans.

Clearly, with the lessons they have learned from Libby Liberty™, her helping hand Mr. Palmer and the hands on learning video and their excellent teachers, they are ready to take their communities by storm!

The students are engaged and excited about  civics, character, financial literacy, careers and their roles in America’s future. And after participating in “Torch Teams,” a project-based learning activity, they are ready to apply those lessons in the real world.

Today, they honored each of their chosen local heroes with Authentic Liberty Replica statue of liberty collectible– and they read essays on why their heroes were making tremendous impacts in their communities and our country.

Troy Bank and Trust, who worked in the classroom with these students over the last weeks, surrounded them with support today at the celebration. Without Troy Bank and Trust investing in civic education, these students would not have the opportunities they have today.

Today, Head Football Coach at Troy University, Neal Brown was honored.  Other heroes honored were Dick Freeman who is a disabled veteran, Principal of Pike Liberal Arts, Becky Baggett and Alan Booth who serves as an Alabama State Representative and also served in the U.S Air Force and National Guard.

The students received certificates today to show off their achievements and they will, no doubt, take their spirit beyond school walls to shine a light for opportunity, hope and liberty!