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Super Citizens: Elementary students kick off ‘Next Great Americans’ program

first_img Print Article Published 3:00 am Thursday, January 28, 2016 You Might Like Retro fun: Malpass Bros. come to Troy As an event of its outreach program, the Troy Arts Council arranged for the Malpass Brothers to present a preview… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Super Citizens: Elementary students kick off ‘Next Great Americans’ program Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content She demonstrated the length of Lady Liberty’s four-foot nose and her eight-foot finger. She told them that Lady Liberty has chains around her feet but that the chains are broken, to symbolize the unleashing of the chains of bondage. She told them that Lady Liberty is a strong and lasting symbol of freedom.Becky Saunders, Next Great Americans regional development director, said the program goal is to teach, inspire and empower the next generation of great Americans.“Everybody can be hero,” Saunders said. “Next Great Americans encourages and motivates the students to give back to their communities – to do something bigger than themselves. The program teaches students what it means to be a citizen and what the responsibilities of citizenship are. It instills in them a sense of community pride.”Saunders said the program makes students more aware of local heroes and, hopefully, gives them desire to emulate their local heroes.center_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Super Citizens’ program is a civic educational program that teaches young students how they can be super citizens each and every day. They will learn about America’s history, immigration, how to honor veterans and much more.The highlight of the kickoff event was a visit from Lady Liberty.Students from Pike County and Troy City schools chanted “USA! USA! USA!” in anticipation of the arrival of Lady Libby during the Next Great Americans kickoff at Troy University.As the most enduring symbol of freedom, Lady Libby, as she prefers to be called, gave the students details about the Statue of Liberty that most people don’t know. She told them that Lady Liberty was a gift to the United States from the people of France and how she was constructed in pieces and shipped across the ocean in 300 pieces. “Students are learning to read and to write,” she said. “They are learning about technology. But they are missing something. They are not life-ready. Getting them-life ready is the aim of Next Great Americans.The Next Great Americans program is sponsored locally by Troy Bank and Trust. Jeff Kervin, TB&T president and CEO, said Next Great Americans is an outstanding program and will be beneficial to the students today and in the future as they step into the role of community heroes and become the next generation of great Americans. By The Penny Hoarder Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… The Pike County and Troy City schools kicked off Super Citizens’ Next Great Americans program Wednesday at Troy University.Four hundred and twenty-five second- and fifth-grade students from the Pike County Schools and 425 second- and fifth-grade students from Troy Elementary School will participate in the 10-week program. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more