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Shining Star Citizens

How did the following people earn a star?  These women citizens are called "shining star citizens."  Why?  What have they contributed to our society?

Match their accomplishments or contributions to society with their names on the attached worksheet.  Enter the number from the description in the text box next to the right star.

Discuss with your teacher and classmates what citizens in your community or neighborhood deserve a star for contributing something to society.

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Being a good citizen is very similar to being a hero - someone who chooses to do something beyond what is expected to benefit the life of someone else.

*Citizenship section select ideas derived from Citizenship, Learning to Live as Responsible Citizens, published by Good Apple, Inc.

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