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Did you miss graduation? Were you watching online when the phone rang? Did the batteries go on your video camera? No worries! CLICK HERE to watch Graduation 2014, in its entirety without commercials or interruptions.
Liberty video production team œwins another award
Liberty Seniors Xavier Wilcher and Nadine Elsayed were surprised at Graduation Practice by PBS Chanel 39 to be named the winners of the 2014 PBS39 Digital Innovations contest. Along with Mr. Bittner, Wilcher and Elsayed were each presented with trophies in front of the entire Class of 2014 by representatives from PBS 39.
Liberty students make outstanding performance at Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Competition
Liberty PJAS members competed at the organization's state competition at the Pennsylvania State University on Monday and Tuesday. Students conducted research and presented their results at the state competition where Liberty's kids siezed five 1st place wins and five 2nd place positions. The Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) is a statewide organization of junior and senior high school students designed to stimulate and promote interest in science among its members through the development of research projects and investigations.
Liberty SADD video wins award
Wilcher, TV Production instructor Mr. Shaughn Bittner, and Elsayed
Liberty Seniors Xavier Wilcher and Nadine Elsayed were winners of the 2014 SADD Film Festival held at the annual SADD Conference. Sponsors of this event coordinated by Lehigh Valley Health Network, include the DUI Taskforce of the Lehigh Valley and Valley Youth House and AAA This is a bi-county event, including 160 SADD Chapter members from both Lehigh and Northampton Counties.
Wilcher and Elsayed's video was chosen from 21 entries. A panel of community judges provided feedback to the winners who were selected via an Audience Response Voting System.
Check out more great Liberty Student Videos Here - including "Diversity" and "This is Liberty!"
LHS Faculty & Students Express Thanks
Liberty High School students, faculty and staff, showed their appreciation to Bethlehem's Police, Fire and EMS personnel by delivering lunch, gift bags, and thank you notes around town yesterday.
Only a day or two after the lockdown members of the Liberty community began discussing ways to best express their thanks and gratitude to the uniformed men and women who made sure Liberty was safe. Bethlehem's Chief of Police, Mark DiLuzio wrote a tremendous response to the student's visit on the Bethlehem Police Department's Blog entitled. "A Thank You to the Students, Staff, Faculty and Parents of Liberty High School."
Lipkis "Caprice" Wins National Award
Liberty's own Rory Lipkis has won a prestigious ASCAP Young Composer Award for a composition that he wrote for the Allentown Symphony Orchestra. The eight-minute piece called "Caprice" premiered in 2011.
The awards were announced by ASCAP Foundation President Paul Williams. They will be presented at the ASCAP Concert Music Awards May 22 at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City.
Read more @ The Morning Call
Freedom to Liberty Run
The Annual Freedom to Liberty run will be held on Saturday, June 7 @ 9:00 pm. Registration for the race can be done by mail or online. To register by mail, fill out the entry form below and mail to Freedom High School, c/o Diane Jordan, 3149 Chester Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18020. Online registration can be done by clicking HERE, or download the prinable registration HERE
Liberty Seniors Sign
Liberty is proud to announce the Letter of Intent Signing of the following senior student athletes:
Football: KJ Williams - Syracuse, Xavier Wilcher - Delaware State, Andrew Morgan- Gettysburg; - Girls Soccer: Ameia Sapirman- NJIT; Girls Volleyball: Brooke Priestas- West Chester; Girls Field Hockey: Kali Shumock - Boston University, Taylor Kane - Bentley University; Tara Nevitt - Newberry College; Wrestling: Jake Gunning - U of Buffalo, Kevin Knox - ESU, Noah Klingborg - Lycoming College; Boys/ Girls Track and Field: Casey Harewood - Monmout, - Nicole Capuano - Moravian; Softball: Mariah Kondravy - University of Delaware, Alyshia Dellatore - University of Delaware, Lauren Epsaro - Moravian, Nicole Iasiello - Arcadia, Ashley Malek - Penn State Berks, Alexa Scala - Marywood, Lily Acosta - Cedar Crest; Baseball: Tyler Lutseo - Hood College, Tyler Erney - Hood College; Boys and Girls Lacrosse: Rachel Becker - IUP; Girls/ Boys Swimming: Rachel Rider - Lehigh, Juwan Foster - King's; Special: Emily Cecchini - United States Naval Academy
Liberty student one of three to represent PA in Nationals
Michael West Holtermann, class of 2014, has qualified to compete at the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. West earned first place in Business Communication at the Regional conference in December and third place at the State conference this April.
West is one of three students who will represent Pennsylvania in the FBLA Business Communication competitive event in Tennessee in June.
Congratulations and good luck, West!
YWCA Teen of the Year: Liberty's Own Jennifer Rodriguez
Liberty Senior Jennifer Rodriguez was named 2014 Teen of the Year by the Bethlehem YWCA. The YWCA Teen of the Year also receives a $1,000 scholarship which they may use at the college or university of their choice.
The YWCA Teen of the Year Award honors female high school seniors attending Bethlehem public or private schools. The nominees must reside within the geographic borders of the Bethlehem Area School District. Teens of the year are selected based on their financial need, outstanding volunteer work in the community, extra-curricular involvement in school, and their academic achievement.
LHS Student to compete at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in LA
Liberty students had an outstanding performance at the Delaware Valley Science and Engineering Fair (DVSF) on April 2, 2014. Each student developed, conducted, and presented a science research project.
As a Silver Medalist, Milind Jagota will represent DVSF at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in Los Angeles, California from May 10 -17, 2014. Intel ISEF is the world's largest international pre-college science competition, providing an annual forum for more than 1,600 high school students from over 70 countries, regions, and territories to showcase their independent research and compete for more than $4 million in awards.
|Student Name||Project Title||Award|
|How Long Can it Go (And Still Be Conductive?)||Qualifier, Intel International Science & Engineering Fair|
|Silver Medal, 10th Grade Fair|
|1st Place 10th Grade Physics|
|NANO/BIO Interface Center Award|
|The Franklin Institute Physics Award|
|Finding Terms in a Recursive Relation Directly and Efficiently Using Matrices||1st Place, 10th Grade Mathematics|
|Fibonacci Sequence and Music||Honorable Mention, 11th Grade Mathematics|
|Truss Bridge Angle Size||1st Place Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers Award|
|Honorable Mention, American Society of Highway Engineers Award|
|Down and Dirty with Detergent||Participant|
Liberty Science Olympiad Team wins two medals at Kutztown University
Gold Medal in Material Science
- Julian Mark
- Eddy Guo
Bronze Medal in Entomology
- Sienna McNett
- Julian Marl
March 20th, 21st & 22nd, 2014 at 7pm. Liberty Theater Presents OLIVER!
Consider yourself well in! Consider yourself part of the family! Please join us for three nights of the Dickens classic Oliver! Don't miss the adventures of the orphaned boy, Oliver Twist, as he battles bumbling caretakers, thieves and murderers to find a place he can call home! When Oliver is kicked out of the orphanage and sold to the undertaker he escapes only to find himself in the company of the Artful Dodger, Fagin and the the dangerous Bill Sykes! But hearts of gold and gentlemen prevail as Oliver finds love and safety in the end!Don't miss the songs the dances and the fun! Consider yourself part of the audience! March 20th, 21st & 22nd, 2014 at 7pm. in the LHS Auditorium. Reserved seating only...call/email for tickets email@example.com or 610-837-4755
Liberty Wrestlers place at States
Liberty students attend Lehigh's presentation of The Incarcerated Justice Series: Civil Rights in the 21st Century
On March 10th, Liberty High School students attended Lehigh University's presentation of The Incarcerated Justice Series: Civil Rights in the 21st Century featuring a panel discssion with prominent civil rights activist Dr. Angela Davis and the critically acclaimed musician Nas.
Angela Davis, an outspoken activist on issues related to social justice and equality along with hip-hop artist Nas discussed the current civil rights challenges, especially within the criminal justice system with moderator James Peterson, Director of Africana Studies and Professor of English. Davis and Nas then fielded questions from the floor.
Originally scheduled for January 21st, the talk was scheduled to celebrate the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Guarriello given "Inspirational Teacher Award" by MIT
Mrs. Beth Guarriello, Assistant Principal at Liberty High School, has been selected to receive the 2014 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Inspirational Teacher Award. Students at MIT nominate the high school teachers who inspired them through dedicated and motivated teaching.
The MIT Inspirational Teacher Award recognizes outstanding secondary school teachers who inspire in their students a love of learning, encourage them to pursue excellence, and give them the skills and enthusiasm they need to make a positive difference in the world.
MIT wishes to recognize a few of the exceptional high school educators who have influenced the lives of our students. This is the 7th year the award has been given.
Liberty Swimmers set records at Parkland
Liberty's 46 swimmers competed in PIAA Districts at Parkland High School last weekend.
In the 200 Individual Medley, Julia McCarthy was a DXI Champion and will represent us at Bucknell University next week at the PIAA State Championships! Also headed to Bucknell are the members of our Boys 200 yard freestyle relay, also bringing home District XI Gold on Friday Night. Team Members include: Jacob Jones, Brandon Merkert, Brandon Hlavatay, Evan Smith.
Swimmers earning berths to Bucknell:
- Girls 200 yard medley relay including Rachael Rider, Julia McCarthy, Emily Cecchini, Kayla Drago.
- 100 butterfly: Rachael Rider
- 100 freestyle: Kayla Drago
Overall, LHS Boys Swimming finished 2nd in the team standings at the DXI Meet. This is our best finish in Liberty History!
Our swimmers also set three Liberty school records which included:
- Girls 200 medley relay finish of a time of 1:49.98
- Rachael Rider in the 100 Butterfly with a time of 58.59 seconds.
- Jocelyn Baker in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:16.93
Liberty sends four to states
Four of Liberty's wrestlers will be competing in the PIAA State Championships. Congratulations to John Ritter and Luke Werner who finished 3rd in the Northeast Regional Wrestling Tournament as well as Orlando Miller who took 2nd and Jake Gunning, our Northeast Regional Champion! These four young men will represent us at Hershey this weekend!
Liberty Marksman finds State Competition in Range
Liberty Junior Josh Plum was ranked #1 shooter in the league as per overall league dual meet match average. Then, Josh placed second in the Pennsylvania East State Tournament. Currently he is ranked #8 overall in the state.
Liberty Robotics Team Competes at States
The Liberty Robotics Team attended the State Vex Championship Competition of Saturday 3/1/14. This team, consisting of Isabel Stoeckley, Watt Evans Gartley, Theo Lee, and Jacob Shaw, built and programmed a robot in little more than three months, went to regional competition and placed in the finals for state competition. The state competition was held at Haverford School, in Bryn Mawr, PA. Liberty's team placed 29th out of 51 teams, missing the quarter finals by just five places. Our team was within six places from our nearest competitor, Parkland HS. These students along with their faculty advisor, Mr. Hoffman, have put in many man-hours each day, modifying and programing the robot Liberty's students gained a lot of experience, worked through programming and hardware difficulties, but ended winning 4 out of 10 bouts.
Northampton Community College Science Olympaid Winners
- Disease Detectives: Bronze Medal - Jenna DeViVo & Apoorva Mathur
- Chemistry Lab: Silver Medal - Josh Ledyard & Paula Escott
- Designer Genes: Gold Medal - Jessica Alderiso & Paula Escott
- Entomology: Gold Medal - Sienna McNett & Julian Mark
Chaperone's needed for BASD MiniThon 2014
BASD MiniTHON is being held at FHS on April 26, 2014 from 10am until 10pm. We are hoping that we can count on the staff, parents and the community for support. If you would be willing to assist at the event and chaperone we would appreciate YOUR Help! Come out for a great day of fun for our kids in support of the Four Diamonds Fund that supports research, treatment, and programming at Penn State / Hershey Medical Center for pediatric cancer patients.
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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!
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