Today, more than 725 students filled the DeKalb County Schools Coliseum. 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. 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!”

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 DeKalb County Community Alliance. With their help, we are teaching, inspiring and empowering our Next Great Americans.

Mayor of Crossville Tera Fortenberry and Torch Team Hero

“It would not be a question in my mind that D&F will continue to do this, ” said Lynn Fortenberry from D&F Equipment.

Mayor of Crossville’s Tera Fortenberry added her thanks to all the community alliance members for making this possible for the students saying, “I’d like to say thank you for making it available for all schools, no matter what their financial situations are.”

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