Today,November 10th, 325 Valley Elementary second graders gathered to honor heroes and become super citizens. They filed into the crowded gymnasium waving American flags and wearing 7-spiked liberty crowns.

This graduation event recognizes students for completing Liberty Learning Foundation‘s Super Citizen Program. And it gives those students a chance to recognize local heroes who have made an impact on their lives. In addition to civics, character, financial literacy and social studies, the program teaches that “when you honor a hero, you become a hero!”

Students sang patriotic songs to a full house and then, one by one, class representatives presented each hero with a special Liberty Pin and a much-deserved thank you from everyone in attendance.

With the lessons they have learned from Libby Liberty™, her helping hand Mr. Palmer, their excellent teachers and community leaders, these students are well on their way to becoming our Next Great Americans.