Liberty students undertake cross-generational arts project
Liberty students from Ms. Bakun's photography classes are working on an inspiring project with local senior citizens. The students came together with residents from Traditions of Hanover on Monday, November 18th to create a cross-generational art project. Students interviewed senior citizens to learn about their lives and tell their stories. After interviewing the senior citizens, students took pictures of the senior citizen's hands to develop and post with the stories they recorded.
This project gives Liberty students a wonderful way to connect with the seniors in the Lehigh Valley and reach out to our local community. The final projects will be on display in Liberty's Art Gallery during the Winter Art Show, December 7th & 8th from 3:30-5:30 pm, as well as posted here on Liberty's web site.
November: Careers in English
As part of Liberty's ongoing Career's of the Month Program, students were able to participate in a panel discussion with professionals in English-related careers in the Art Gallery this morning.
Professionals on the panel included Laurie Gostley Hackett, Philanthropy and Community Relations from Air Products; Liberty Alumnus Jim Friedman a Blogger and Photographer with NBC10 News; Jim Santanasto, Director, Rauch Center for Business Communications at Lehigh University and Will WIndsor Erwin an Actor and Director.
The panel described their educational paths from English Majors in college to the positions they hold today and answered questions from the students.
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National Honor Society inducts new members
110 Liberty students were inducted into the National Honor Society on Thursday, October 17th. Family, friends and faculty were in attendance for the ceremony which took place in Liberty's Auditorium. Mrs. Judy Smullen, a long-time teacher at Liberty, gave the key-note speech at the event.
By popular demand, Mrs. Smullen's speech has been reposted here.
Students of the Month: October
|Dekota Brown||Nick Butillo||Anibal Ibarra|
|Mikaelle Nunes||Elizabeth Ritter||Heeseon Park|
|Margaret Mowrer||Melind Jagota||Chelsea DeFrancisco|
|Samuel Topp||Anita Kundu||Alex Fitch|
|Foreign Language||Business||School to Work Program|
Apoorva Mathur- French
Freshmen Students of the Month: September
Freshman students are nominated by their teachers for different awards. The departmental winners are recognized for their outstanding achievement in that subject area. The CANES Award winners are recognized for showing overall good citizenship and quality character. The Most Improved awards go to students who show outstanding progress or consistent ability to get to, and/or being present and on time in class and school.
We are truly proud to recognized and reward these students for making such outstanding progress in such a short amount of time!
CANES Award: Maxine Aikens & Joyce Kim *Both girls were nominated by multiple teachers!
Most Improved Attendance: Abigail Marquez
Most Improved Lates: Adalis Martinez
Math: Daniela Vargas
Social Studies: Kiara Morales
English: Serena Warner
Science: Niveditha Kannadaguli
Foreign Language: Gunnar Andersen
Business: Briana Canady
Bednarik Honored at Liberty
Two time All-American center and Eight time Pro bowler Chuck Bednarik was honored today at his alma mater, Liberty High School.
AllState Insurance and the National Football League Hall of Fame presented Bednarik with the 'Hometown Hall of Famer" plaque during an afternoon ceremony at Liberty.
Liberty's student athletes and faculty were in attendance to watch Bednarik receive the award from College Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, Pete Carril. Also present for the ceremony were George Veras, a representative from the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and a local Allstate agent, Steve Zarnas.
Chuck Bednarik embodied what it meant to be a linebacker in the NFL. After winning two championships with the Eagles, his jersey, number 60, was retired. Bednarik was ranked #35 on the NFL Network's, "Top 100 NFL's Greatest Players."
– Nick Colvin, Collin Dugan and Heather Grant
Bailey recognized by Army
On Wednesday, October 2nd, Principal Harrison Bailey received a certificate of appreciation from the US Army. October is National Principals Month. In honor of this, Colonel Shauna M. Hauser, Commander, Harrisburg Recruiting Battalion and Captain Ryan M. Glielmi, Commander, Bethlehem Recruiting Company met with Mr. Bailey. The three took the opportunity to discuss plans to help Liberty students develop career goals. The US Army trains soldiers to work in hundreds of military occupations which have parallel occupations in the civilian world.
National Merit Semifinalists Named
Congratulations are in order for five LHS students who distinguished themselves on the PSAT exam.
- Nicholas J. Gaspar
- Michael W.Holtermann
- Kayla Y Mulkern
- Zachary A Pendzick
- Jane B Rosa
In late September, more than two-thirds (about 34,000) of the approximately 50,000 high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT® receive Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise. Commended Students are named on the basis of a nationally applied Selection Index score that may vary from year to year and is typically below the level required for participants to be named Semifinalists in their respective states.
APES explore environmental / farming issues
Mr. Schaffer's APES class has been busy. On Friday, September 20th, Tresor Butoyi spoke to the students about life and issues in Africa. The topics ranged from personal experiences to the state of ecology in Central Africa. Tresor described life and daily challenges in a refugee camp in Tanzania after having to flee civil unrest in Congo with his family. He also shared his story of coming to America and the challenges of resettling here. He gave descriptions of ecological issues including subsistence farming practices, over population, and the illegal bush meat trade. The presentation and discussion helped students put a face to issues from other parts of the world.
The APES students traveled after school to an organic farm in Coopersburg that specializes in supplying organic vegetables for restaurants in the NYC area. This farm practices intense year-round sustainable practices. We saw composting, crop rotations, companion planting, IPM (integrated pest management), and various other agricultural practices designed to increase yield while practicing sustainable yields. The trip perfectly tied into the introduction of the biogeochemical cycles, primary productivity, and provided a preview to the work on soils and agricultural practices.
6-3 Liberty Field Hockey has a new record holder
Senior Kali Shumock is now the record holder for single season scoring, career assists and career scoring for LHS field hockey. Shumock will play for Boston University next year, having recently made a verbal commitment and accepted a scholarship from the Terriers.
So far this year, Liberty Field Hockey has lost only to Parkland, Moravian Academy and Stroudsburg, giving it first place in the LVIAC East.
Liberty Field Hockey will play Dieruff on Saturday, September 21st at 12pm at the BASD's Banko Field.
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9th Grade Orientation
The PowerPoint presentation from the 9th Grade Orientation Program can be downloaded here. Please click the link below.
Academic Office Restructuring
Liberty High School has changed the office structure for the coming 2013-14 school year. Rather than working with students of a particular grade level, Assistant Principal's will now work with students of a particular alphabetical range. Please use this chart to refer any questions to the appropriate office.
Liberty expands to Social Networking
After many requests from our Alumni for a way to post contact information and to learn about reunions, Liberty has created a Facebook Page to assist with those contacts. We will also be using the Facebook page to promote school and community events. Be sure to visit now!