ACS second-graders becoming ‘Super Citizens’

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – Over the next several weeks, second-graders at Alabaster’s Creek View Elementary School and Meadow View Elementary School will be learning what it means to be an American citizen while working to honor those who make their community a better place.

Both schools kicked off the Liberty Learning Foundation’s Super Citizen Program during ceremonies on Jan. 11.

“Over the next few weeks, your teachers are going to teach you about heroes from the past and heroes of the present, but they’re also going to teach you to be our next great Americans,” Jana Jordan the Liberty Learning Foundation said during the MVES kickoff event. “How you treat others and what you do is more important than what you say.”

During the kickoff, the foundation’s Libby Liberty portrayed a miniature version of New York City’s Statue of Liberty and explained the history behind the national landmark.

Students helped Libby to demonstrate the enormous size of the statue in New York, showcasing the statue’s 3-foot mouth, 4-and-a-half-foot nose, 8-foot finger and size 879 shoe. From pedestal to torch, the Statue of Liberty is taller than the length of a football field, she said.

Through the Super Citizen program, each second-grade class in the school will learn the history behind America’s freedoms, and will select local heroes to honor during a ceremony at the end of the program.

In the past, Alabaster students have selected individuals such as teachers, principals, local military veterans and police officers as recipients of the Super Citizen designation. Those selected this year will receive a pin modeled after the Statue of Liberty’s torch.

During the kickoff events on Jan. 11, the following students were selected to lead the Pledge of Allegiance, help Libby demonstrate the size of the real Statue of Liberty and lead the “You in the USA” song:

CVES:

Addison Pearson

Emi Wilson

Tyler January

Riley Marchman

Layla Gates

Camillia Elatbani

Hannah Bailey

Kennedy Jackson

Bryana Jenkins

London Murphy

Amirah Wooley

Caden Hayes

MVES

Collin Hendricks

Jazlin Rodriguez

Ryder Elgin

Olivia Kee

Kensley Wilson

Joy Hood

Maycie Turner

Jayla Green

Samantha Edwards

Trinity Wills

Sophie Chelowinski