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Yearbook Signing Party

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Volleyball

Liberty Boy's Volleyball won a nail biter last night over the Philadelphia area champion George Washington High School, winning 3-2 (25-23, 23-25, 20-25, 25-17, 15-13). Senior Brett Bosak led the way with 24 points and 10 digs. Logan Priestas scored 14 points and earned 18 digs, and Jake Gallagher tallied 41 assists. Pennridge is next in the PIAA quarterfinals on Saturday. It was an extra special win for various reasons. Most importantly, we wanted to do it for our teammate, Dan Shuck, who is battling major health problems nearby at Temple University Hospital. It was also special because Mr. Bailey and Mr. Harris were there to support the team along with a bus load of dedicated fans who screamed their lungs out.

Aminu Brings Liberty a State Title

Jaylyn Aminu becomes a state champion in 100m

Junior Jaylyn Aminu took gold in the 100m at the Pennsylvania State Track & Field Championships.

Congratulations to Liberty Theatre on 5 Freddy Nominations!

Liberty Theatre was nominated in the following Freddy Award Categories: Costumes; Choreography; Actress in a Supporting Roll - Kori Lotito; Outstanding Feature Performance of an Actor - Steven Wisser and Actress in a leading roll, Brielle Rivera.

June

Pre-Memorial Day Wreath Ceremony

Flag Ceremony

On Thursday, May 26, Liberty High School held a Pre-Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony at the LHS Veteran's Memorial in front of the Commons Building. The ceremony paid tribute to those in the military who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, particularly Liberty graduates including notably Marine PFC Kyle Grimes, LHS Class of 2001, who was killed in action in Iraq in 2005. Speaking at the ceremony was Major General Gerald C. Still, US Air Force Retired. General Still is currently the President of the Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council. Also, on hand to assist with the placing of the wreath were Principal Bailey, Marine Private Josh Plum (Class of 2015), Marine Recruiter, Sergeant Alan Abrams, and Army Recruiter, Sergeant Matt Mungavin. The wreath will remain in place through Memorial Day.

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PJAS State Competition Results

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 through the development of research projects and investigations. Eight LHS students qualified and competed at the State level this school year.

PJAS Winners
  • Milind Jagota, 1st Award, Unit 65 Computer Science "Analysis of Traffic Patterns Based on Information Feedback"
  • Stephen Wisser 1st Award, Unit 19 Behavioral "Gender Difference in Resolving Cognitive Dissonance"
  • Giancarlo Seixas 1st Award, Unit 57 Chemistry "Determination of Energy in Various Types of Biodiesels" • Ceren Alici 2nd Award, Unit 57 Chemistry "Corrosion in a Can"
  • Liam Murray, 2nd Award, Unit 21 Biochemistry "Blood Coagulation Spray in Varying Humidities" John Woodburn, 2nd Award, Unit 48 Chemistry
  • "Pressure vs. Volume of a Gas at Constant Temperature" Tyler Young
  • 2nd Award, Unit 40 Botany "Ideal Concentration of Fertilizer"
  • Vivek Adury, 2nd Award, Unit 46 Chemistry "Which Antacid Works The Best: Prescribed or Over-The-Counter"

BRIDGES Foundation names scholariship recipients

BRIDGES Recipient

Two Liberty students, Ivan Carmenatty and Tyler Issac were awarded BAVTS BRIDGES Foundation Scholarships for their outstanding work in their fields.

Founded in 1999, the Bridges Foundation seeks to award deserving BAVTS students the financial support to fulfill their career goals. Local business leaders, community members, Bridges Foundation Board members along with selected school personnel interview the students who have applied for the award, review each student’s vocational and academic achievements and occupational career aspirations.

What I learned in Band

Spring "Pops" Concert to feature Joseph FireCrow

Joseph FireCrow

 

The orchestra welcomed Native American musician Joseph FireCrow to this year’s concert stage. Joseph is a Grammy Award winning, 7 time NAMA award recipient. He describes himself as a Native American Flute Man. Reflecting upon Native flute players he says, “You can teach someone how to play the flute, but you can't teach them how to make it sing.” As audience's heard, Joseph can certainly make the instrument sing.

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All College Athletics Panel

All-College Week continued with an Alumni Panel speaking to the Junior and Senior classes about life at college. Previously, On Tuesday, April 12th and Wednesday, April 13th, Liberty Staff members joined a panel discussion with students about College Athletics.

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All-College Week 2016

LHS will celebrate its first All College Week with events focusing on college acceptance, college planning, and college readiness. This week of April 11 - April 15th will host diverse and festive activities to honor our LHS seniors moving forward to the next phase of their academic journey. It will include activities designed to motivate and engage our juniors in planning for their senior year, and it is also meant to inspire our underclassmen to take on the rigor of their academic coursework and aspire to their educational dreams. Assisting our students find their passion and purpose is an ever reaching goal of Liberty. Celebrating our senior student’s accomplishments is a vital aspect of reflecting on this goal.

Signing Day

LHS Signing Day

All-College week came to a culmination on Friday with Liberty’s College Signing Day event. Twenty-nine of Liberty’s student athletes formalized their letters of intent in the Art Gallery this afternoon.

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Lara Awarded Superintendent's Scholarship

Superintendent's Scholarship

Senior Alejandra Lara was awarded the Superintendent’s Scholarship today. The Superintendent’s Scholarship, a full tuition, four year scholarship will be offered yearly. This scholarship is a joint Moravian College / Bethlehem Area School District award given to a qualified Liberty High School graduating Senior and a Freedom High School Graduating Senior. Representatives from Moravian College, including Moravian College President, Dr. Bryon Grigsby, Mr. Steve Soba, Vice President of Enrollment Management, Mr. Scott Dams, Executive Director of Admission and other college officials joined BASD Superintendent Dr. Joseph Roy, Ms. Vivian Robledo-Shorey and Doris Correll to present this prestigious scholarship.

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School to Work

School to Work Presentations

ESL’s annual St. Luke's School-to-Work Presentation was held last Friday, March 18th in the Art Gallery. Current School-to-Work students recruit S2W students for the next year through their presentations. This is an ESL-only program. No more than 18 students are chosen each year.

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The Bethlehem Area School District began the school-to-work program in 1997 with St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network to give ESL students a chance to explore health careers. School-to-work has succeeded in improving graduation rates, lowering absenteeism and encourages students to continue their education after high school. Judith Rivera teaches the Hospital English and newcomer Jeffrey Deussing teaches the Hospital Science portion of the course.

Project Lead the Way Tours Nitschmann Construction Site

Project Lead the Way Visits Nitschmann Construction Site

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Lehigh Valley Science Fair results

On Saturday March 11th, the following Liberty students competed at the Lehigh Valley Science Fair at Lehigh University. Those who received a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place will go on to compete at the Delaware Valley Science Fair in Oaks, PA on March 30th.

  • GianCarlo Seixas "Determination of Energy in Various Types of Biodiesels" – 1st Place
  • Kailyn Seixas "Automatic Pet Feeder" –  3rd Place
  • Stephen Wisser "Gender Difference in Resolving Cognitive Dissonance" – 1st Place
  • Ceren Alici "Corrosion in a Can" – 2nd Place
  • Milind Jagota "Analysis of Traffic Patterns Based on Information Feedback" – 1st Place
  • Pedro La Rotta "Hot Chocolate Effect using Various Solutes" – honorable mention
  • Man Nguyen "Open Mindedness Across Generations" – 3rd Place

Musicians Carry the Tune to States

This past weekend, five students represent Liberty at the Region V Band Festival at Central York High School. These students were selected from their performance at the District level festival held last month. The five students were Addie Mease, Sarafina Schultheis, Rachel Newman, Jocelyn Snyder, and Andrew Reichard.

We are very proud to announce that Addie, Sarafina, Jocelyn and Andrew have been selected to represent Liberty at the All State Band Festival to be held in Hershey in 2 weeks. It is quite an accomplishment for any school to have 4 students representing them at the State level! This is a testament to the hard work of these students and their dedication. Though they represent Liberty, it the All State Band Festival gives them the chance to shine as individuals and be rewarded for their musical accomplishments. Congratulations to our Regional and State Band representatives!

Gunning Brings Liberty a State Title

Wrestling Pics
The wrestlers returned from Hershey with Liberty's first champion in 31 years. Luke Werner finished 5th, KJ Fenstermacher finished 3rd and Andrew Gunning finished 1st at 285 pounds.

LHS ESOL Students visit Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Fountain Hill Annex

ESOL slides

ESOL pre-production and beginner level students have partnered with Cedarbrook Nursing Home Fountain Hill Annex. As part of a grant from the Bethlehem Area Education Foundation, students are able to travel to Fountain Hill and interact with the residents. The first outing included 8 students sharing a puzzle of their hands.The essential question in their curriculum is "What make us wise?" The students and residents shared life experiences learning first hand the wisdom of the residents.

Swimmers, Wrestlers bring home honors

In Boys Swimming, LHS took home gold medals in 5 events!

  • 200 IM – Alexis Calderon, Nolan Vannata, Reid Rossi, Robert Negron
  • 200 Free – Brice Kessler, Jake Evert, Nolan Vannata, Robert Negron
  • 50 Freestyle – School and DXI Record of 20.53 – Robert Negron
  • 100 Freestyle – Robert Negron
  • 100 Breaststroke – Nolan Vannata
All DXI CHAMPIONS and automatic qualifiers for the PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships! In addition, Robert Negron was named the Swimmer of the Meet in District XI.

In Wrestling, Liberty High School qualified three wrestlers for the PIAA State Wrestling Championships in Hershey: Luke Werner, KJ Fenstermacher and Andrew Gunning.

KJ and Andrew were also crowned Northeast Regional Wrestling Champions.

Career Fair 2016

Liberty High School hosted the second annual Career Pathways/ Service Learning Fair on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. The fair is designed to bring students, local professionals, and volunteer coordinators together for a valuable educational experience to help students make informed decisions about possible careers and service learning opportunities.

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LHS Wrestling Advances Two

After a long, exhausting, and very exciting weekend here in Memorial Gymnasium, LHS is proud to recognize two DXI Champions in AAA Wrestling! Congratulations goes out to KJ Fenstermacher and Andrew Gunning for this outstanding achievement.

Special thanks to Coach Karam and his team an staff for all their assistance in making the DXI Wrestling Tournament a huge success for the entire region.

Good Luck to all our regional qualifiers!

PJAS Regional Competition Results

Students at Liberty High School participated in the Region 3 PJAS competition, composed of students from Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton and Schuylkill Counties on Saturday, February 27th. The following Liberty High School Students placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd at the regional level. All individuals who placed 1st will compete at the state level May 15-17 at Penn State University. 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. First Place: Vivek Audry, John Woodburn, Tyler Young, Liam Murray, Ceren Alici, GianCarlo Seixas, Milind Jagota, Stephen Wisser; Second Place: Kailyn Seixas, Man Nguyen, Vivian Wong, Pedro LaRotta; Third Place: Briana Canady.

LHS Wins 2016 NCSO Basketball Tournament

LHS wins 2016 NCSO Basketball Tournament

LHS Programers Top the Competition

Please congratulate Brice Kessler, Benjamin Kussmaul, Tim Walters and Brandon Burnette (Freedom). In only their second competition, they walked away with 1st place at Emmaus today. They beat 20 other competing teams including ones from Southern Lehigh, Moravian Academy, Conrad Weiser and several other local and regional schools!

LHSGB Visits Disney

Take a peek at the LHS Grenadier Band & Orchestra's performances on their four day trip to Disney World.

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Liberty Life Presents

Education Reform, Erasing the Mistakes of Detroit

Two named YWCA Teens of the Year

2016 YWCA Teens of the Year

Seniors Sabrina Lin and Leticia Patino-Flores were named the 2016 YWCA Teens of the Year in a short ceremony at Liberty.

Jagota Nails another Finalist Round

Liberty’s Milind Jagota once again proved his scientific prowess by entering the Intel Science Talent Search. One of 1750 applicants accepted from across the country, Milind was selected to be one of 300 semi-finalists. Then he was chosen as one of the 40 finalists. Milind will visit Washington, D.C. this March to compete for over 1 million dollars in awards. Three of the 40 finalists will receive the top award of $150,000.

Honors & AP Summer Work
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Liberty Broadcasting
Young Writer
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Gatsby Soriee 2016

Gatsby Sorie

Mrs. D'Emilio and Ms. Snyder's English 11 classes planned the annual 1920's Soiree as a research activity for The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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Eat Real Food

The Kellyn Foundation's founders visit Freemansburg Elementary School to teach the third grader's about "Real Food."

The Story of Sebastian Montiel

Being a teenager in todays world is tough, but transgender teens face an even bigger challenge.

Finn clears 12'3"

Rachel Finn in action

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Beyond the Band

Not many people realize how much time goes into making a LHS Grenadier Band performance. Band members and Liberty Broadcast staff Sean Collins '17, and Tara Galloway, '16, created the video, "Beyond the Band" to remedy that situation.

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English Career Day

Liberty Cheering

Lehigh University's Dean of Athletics, Joe Sterrett joined Air Products head of Philanthropy, Community Events & Public Relations, Laurie Gostley-Hackett, speak to Liberty students.

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Luminaria

Thanks to members of Liberty's Student Government and the National Honor Society for placing luminaria outside Liberty.

Jagota takes 3rd

Milind Interview

Liberty High School Senior Milind Jagota was one of 20 National Finalists in the 2015 Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology.

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Cheerleaders Take EPC Title

Liberty Cheering

Liberty's Cheerleaders won the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Championship.

Liberty Debate Team Takes East Penn Conference Title

Broadcasting visits PBS39

After gaining a wildcard berth in the debate playoffs, Liberty's debate team won East Penn Conference Championship on Monday, December 7th.

Meet Jenn Soto

Broadcasting visits PBS39

Skateboarder Jenn Soto talks about skateboarding and life.

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Liberty Broadcast Visits PBS 39

Broadcasting visits PBS39

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Academic Competition Results
WillPower Visit

Students had a unique opportunity to learn about the theatre, interact with the actors, and watch the WillPower Tour’s production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar...

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Academic Competiton Results

11.16.2015

Scholastic Scrimmage Wins Again!

Varsity Scholastic Scrimmage won again – Undefeated, with one more week to play in the regular EPC season! Liberty 145, BeCa 90, Nazareth 75.

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Spirit Week

Charles Grantham,
(LHS '60) Speaks to Liberty & Freedom Athletes

Alum Charles Grantham visits LHS

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Homecoming 2015

Liberty Life Red Bull, not so much wingsPresents

Energy Drinks Don't Deliver

Dent visits Liberty

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BETHLEHEM - On Tuesday September 22, Pennsylvania U.S. Representative Charlie Dent of Allentown visited Liberty High School. [read more]

LHS remembers 9-11

On the morning of September 11, 2001, the US experienced a terrorist attack that changed our country forever. Over time the memories of that day have faded. It is important to take time each year to remember. [read more]

2011 NCAA National Champ Robles visits

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The Liberty Athletic Club sponsored the visit, allowing virtually all of Liberty's students the opportunity to listen to Robles' message of persistence and dedication. [read more]