Auburn third graders become super citizens

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AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn City Schools third graders are now super citizens after completing the Liberty Learning Foundation’s Super-Citizen program.

Back in September, the Liberty Learning Foundation came to Auburn City Schools to introduce students into the 10-week program.

This week, the students held their celebration from the program. During the 10 weeks, students learned about civics, patriotism and both national and local heroes.

During the celebration ceremony, students honored heroes they chose while part of the program.

“I honored a man named Mr. Willie,” Third grader Abby Merner said. “He always cleans our school, and he’s always kind, so that’s why I honored him.”

Director of Curriculum and Professional Development for Auburn City Schools, Wes Gordon said it is never to early for students to learn about patriotism and other aspects of our country, especially coming out of an election.

“It’s really important that our children learn that being an American citizen is bigger than who the President is, who the Governor is, who the Mayor is,” Gordon said. “There are heroes in our community that we can look to. There are heroes we can stand with and stand up with, and we want them to see those people and know that the people we have locally are people they can look up to.”

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