Today, November 13th, 300 fifth graders from Boaz Intermediate School joined together to honor heroes, receive Super Citizen graduation certificates and take the pledge to continue becoming our Next Great Americans.

Contrary to what you might expect, these students are 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 local heroes who embody the Super Citizen spirit with Authentic Liberty Replicas. The crowd was moved as these students shared emotional stories of how their heroes not only impacted their lives, but in some cases, also saved them.

Heroes honored today were: Taiylor Bowen, Corey Garmon, Darryl Brewer, Mark Jones, Eric Whaley, Dana Hill, Ramona Blake and John Whitmire

As we say here at Liberty Learning Foundation, “When you honor a hero, you become a hero.” A hero requires selfless service to others, our communities and country, and we saw that process unfold today as our newest Super Citizens were handed the torch by their elder heroes today.