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Hartselle Enquirer

Hartselle City Schools second graders kick off civic education

Special to the Enquirer

Second graders from Barkley Bridge, Crestline and F.E. Burleson Elementary schools cheered and counted down to the grand entrance of Libby Liberty this past week, kicking off civic education programs in Hartselle City Schools. Wearing green paper crowns and waving tiny American flags, they showed their enthusiasm for the Super Citizen Program they began after the theatrical performance held Aug. 22.

Liberty Learning Foundation, sponsored by the Morgan County Community Alliance, kicked off the program in a big way. Not only were students watching as the vivacious Statue of Liberty character brought history to life, they were also introduced to the man who will give them a hand with lessons in their classrooms. As Libby winded down, she handed the screen over to Mr. Palmer, a brash and brilliant hand-character who will lead students in DVD-based lessons in civics, character, financial literacy and our Great American Story.

After class photos with Libby, students and teachers returned to classrooms energized to learn crucial, all-American lessons. They also began the process of nominating and honoring “Helping Hands Heroes” who they will honor at their graduation celebration when the program is complete for this year.