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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Students in Madison City's Super Citizens Program Honor Their Heroes

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Super Citizen Graduation Celebration

Madison City School’s 5th grade students attended a graduation celebration at Bob Jones High School’s auditorium on May 16. This celebration is part of their Super Citizen Experience. The Liberty Learning Foundation hosted the “Super Citizen” program where students learned about civics, character, finances, and careers. This was also an opportunity for them to take pride in themselves and their community.
During the celebration students from each school gave a speech about their chosen hero before presenting the hero with an award. The heroes included family members, war veterans, a school counselor, and a police officer.

Eight people were honored as heroes: Greg Gero, Vietnam War Veteran; Charles Lorch, School Resource Officer (SRO); Jennifer Walker, school counselor at Horizon Elementary; Joshua Valtos, cardiologist; Paul Laube, devoted parent; Zachary Senwo, professor at Alabama A&M, Ranae Bartlett, President of the Madison City Board of Education and also the Madison City Chess League; and Taylor Bennett, Bilingual Education for Central America (BECA) teacher. There was also a surprise honorary hero, World War II Veteran, Sherwin Callander.

After all of the heroes received their awards, students took their Super Citizen Pledge, concluding the celebration. Once students returned to their classroom, they received a certificate for graduating from the “Super Citizen” program.
By Briana Davis, PR Intern 

 lag waving students in Lady Liberty Hats in audience
Fifth grade students from all Madison City elementary schools take part in the Super Citizens Program

students circled around aging veterans in the audience
Students surrounding celebrity hero Sherwin Callander, 98, a Pearl Harbor survivor, and other guest veterans

Student leaders on stage of SuperCitizens program
Student leaders in the opening ceremony. The two on the left from BJHS sang the National Anthem.

superinendent Robby Parker shaking hands with veteran in audience
Superintendent Robby Parker shaking hands with guest veterans at the Super Citizens program

Principal Sylvia Lambert greeting veterans in audience
Bob Jones Principal Sylvia Lambert welcoming guest veterans to Bob Jones HS

Superintendent Robby Parker greeting veterans
Superintendent Robby Parker greeting guest veterans in the BJHS auditorium

Columbia Elementary hero Greg Gero with grandson Kylie Gero
Columbia Elementary hero Greg Gero with student Kylie Gero, Greg's granddaughter

Heritage Elementary hero Officer Charles Lorch with students Tori Dow and Hadley Woosley
Heritage Elem hero Officer Charles Lorch with students Tori Dow & Hadley Woosley

Horizon hero Jennifer Walker with student Gedion Oxley
Horizon Elementary hero Jennifer Walker with student Gedion Oxley

Madison Elementary hero Joshua Valtos with student Katelyn Valtos
Madison Elementary hero Joshua Valtos with Katelyn Valtos

Mill Creek hero Paul Laube with student Reese Freeman
Mill Creek hero Paul Laube with Reese Freeman

Rainbow Elementary hero Zachary Senwo with son an student Calvin Senwo
Rainbow Elementary hero Zachary Senwo with Calvin Senwo, his son

West Madison hero Ranae Bartlett with student Swetha Jakka
West Madison hero Ranae Bartlett with Swetha Jakka. Ms. Bartlett is president
Of the Madison City Board of Education and also the Madison City Chess League

West Madison hero Taylor Bennett with student Abigail Bennett
West Madison Elementary hero Taylor Bennett with Abigail Bennett

Guest veterans lined up in salute during the Pledge
Guest veterans lined up in salute during the Plege of Allegiance at the Super Citizens program.






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