Today, 475 students filled the Russellville 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 civics, character, financial literacy and social studies. 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.

Superintendent Heath Grimes – “As a Superintendent, leader, or business person we are talked to about Return on Investment – I believe this program has the greatest return on investment than anything else we really do in our schools. I know it’s important to read and do math well…I [also] think with the erosion [of values] in our society on a daily basis, this program helps restore that – it helps students to think about what it means to be a good neighbor and a good citizen to support something other than yourself.”

 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!”


Today’s event and the donation of Super Citizen teaching kits was made possible by the Franklin County Community Alliance. With their help, we are teaching, inspiring and empowering our Next Great Americans.


See the Torch Teams & Helping Hands Heroes honored today in the photo gallery below!







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