More than 1,200 elementary students throughout Etowah County gathered in Southside High School’s auditorium to pay tribute to who students chose as heroes within the community. The event earlier today was powered by the Liberty Learning non-profit organization. 21 school faculty members and community leaders were presented with the Super Citizen Award.
The award is based on civic and character traits they have displayed throughout their communities. Students who nominated the super citizens wrote essays about their heroes while parents and administrators also attended to congratulate them. Drew Clark is a fifth grader at Southside Elementary and he shares why he chose to nominate School Resource officer and Lieutenant Clay Johnson.
Majority of the recipients were not aware that they would be receiving an award at today’s event. Among those were Library Media Specialist Mary-Beth Gilliland who says this just goes to show you never knows who’s watching you.
The Liberty Learning Organization will stop by several more schools locally next week to honor more community leaders with the Super Citizen Award.