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.
Marketing Students book bands for Musikfest
Musikfest, the nation's largest free music festival, is set for Aug. 2-11. As part of Musikfest's 30th anniversary, Liberty and Freedom High School intermediate marketing students have joined with ArtsQuest to book and promote eight bands for this year's festival. The students, with the guidance of ArtsQuest staff, have been working together since January to learn about event planning, band selection, and marketing Musikfest performers.
Saturday, Aug. 3 at Plaza Tropical:
Time Will Tell - 2:30 p.m.
Ground Up - 3:30 p.m.
Bonner Band - 4:30 p.m.
Daylight - 5:30 p.m.
The students' bands will be performing on Saturday, August 3 and Saturday, August 10, at Plaza Tropical. Come out and join the Musikfest excitement!
This year's event will feature more than 500 performances on 14 stages, as well as 60 food vendors, 45 artisans and more. For more information, visit www.musikfest.org.
2013-14 Liberty Life Editorial Staff
Liberty Life would like to announce their new editorial staff for next school year.
- Editor-in- chief: Vctoria Ricles
- Managing Editor: Julian Mark
- News editor: Julianna Hong
- Assistant news edtors: Cathy Dzuiba and Maggie Blaetz
- Assistant news editor: Maggie Blaetz
- Features editor: Sabrina Morawej
- Assistant features editors: Robert Appleby and Eddy Guo
- Entertainment editor: Brigid Deegan
- Assistant entertainment editors: Andrew Kang and
- Sienna McNett
- Sports editor: Emily Cecchini
- Assistant sports editors: Josh Villamil, Harrison Cann, and Samantha Peterson
- Photography editor: Sienna Mcnett
- Art Editor: Wint Thu
- Assistant art editor: Eddy Guo
Congratulations to everyone.
Hitchings Speaks to Senior Class
2003 Liberty Graduate Jarret Hitchings spoke to the Class of 2013 today at Senior Breakfast. Hitchings, whose story has been documented by Discovery Health, survived five surgeries and 53 days of hospitalization after being critically injured on the football field as a Junior. Hitchings spoke to the assembled students about how much going to Liberty, and being a Liberty student ment to him, and how it aided his recovery. He told the students that he and his classmates found that they were better prepared for college than freshmen from other schools, and while they might be graduating shortly, a part of them will always be part of the "Hurricane." Click here for a slideshow of today's Senior Breakfast.
May Students of the Month
|Brice Kessler - French
Brendan Reilly - German
PA Junior Academy of Science Competition
Congratulations the following students for their outstanding performance at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science state competition. Each student conducted their own research, presented their results at the regional competition, earned a first place, and competed at the state competition.
Congratulations Drew Donaher
Nominated for the 2013 FREDDY AWARDS for: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
- Doyong Kim- First Place
- Theo Lee- First Place
- Will Pelletiers- First Place
- Riley Walters- First Place
- Stephen Wisser- First Place
- Milind Jagota- Second Place
- Emily Kessler- Second Place
- Ralph Wanamaker- Second Place
Liberty Students Take National French Exam
Ten Liberty students tackled the National French Exam recently, and made quite a showing.
The National French Contest/Le Grand Concours is an annual competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French.
Students of French in grades 1-12, in all 50 states and abroad, take a written test and compete against students with similar educational background for prizes. Grades 1-6 participate in the FLES Contest. Grades 7-12 in the Secondary Contest.
Luis Noble ranked first in the Lehigh Valley in his category, National rank 25.
Kaitlin Nguyen ranked first in the Lehigh Valley in her category, Nationalrank 23; Noah Reichard ranked second in the Lehigh Valley in his category, National rank 34; Andrew Kang ranked third in the Lehigh Valley in his category, National rank 38
Nadine Elsayed ranked first in the Lehigh Valley in her category, National rank 17; Nicole Iasiello ranked second in the Lehigh Valley in her category, National rank 19; Jesly Rodriguez ranked third in the Lehigh Valley in her category, National rank 21; Sara Thorpe ranked third in the Lehigh Valley in her category, National rank 21.
Paula Zhang ranked first in the Lehigh Valley in her category, National rank 12; Concepcion Sosa ranked 6th in the Lehigh Valley in her category, National rank 28.
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!
Ruangsang Makes a Move
Sam Ruangsang, '14 came in 4th place at the Lehigh Valley Conference Chess Invitational Tournament on Friday!
He finished 4th out of 62 players from 8 Lehigh Valley high schools!
BASD AP Information Night Notes
Parents, if you missed AP Information Night last week at Liberty, take a moment to watch the notes from that meeting in PowerPoint.
Signing Day at Liberty
Athletes from several sports signed Letters of Intent today in Liberty's Gallery while parent's coaches and administrators looked on.
Patrick Donnelly, Lehigh University, Baseball; Grimaldi Gonzalez, Bucknell University, Wrestling; Paige Gross, Temple University, Field Hockey; Ian Larimer, Moravian College, Soccer; Gregory Noack, Monmouth College, Basketball; DuBois Ross, Buffalo State College, Football; Asia Wright, State University of New York at New Paltz, Field Hockey; Maggie Zerbe, Muhlenberg College, Basketball.
Scholastic Scrimage wins again
On Saturday, February 2nd, Liberty's Scholastic Scrimmage Team won first place in the 9th annual Phillipsburg Academic Tournament, out of a total of 52 teams from 23 schools from Northern New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania.
Liberty Artists Recognized
The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers identifies teenagers with exceptional artistic and literary talent and brings their remarkable work to a national audience through The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Liberty has several students whose artistic talent is currently on display at the Allentown Art Museum and Baum School of Art.
- Susan Amidon -Honorable Mention and 2 Silver Keys in Drawing and Painting
- Tori Geiger -Gold Key in Painting
- Kiera Ginthner -Silver Key in Painting
- Eric Johnson -Gold Key in Drawing
- Emily Litzenberg -Honorable Mention in Painting
- Jonathan Nguyen -2 Honorable Mentions in Drawing and Sculpture
- Kaitlan Price -Honorable Mention in Ceramics
- Thomas Rutherford -2 Silver Keys in Painting
- Chris Weideman -Honorable Mention in Photography
The Scholastic Awards Ceremony will take place on Sunday February 3 at Miller Symphony Hall at 12:30. The exhibition will be on display through Sunday February 17. If you have the chance please congratulate these students and visit the exhibition to see their work.
LHS Publications Updated
Liberty's Program of Studies and Course Selection Guide has been updated for the coming 2013-2014 school year. Parent's and students can use the link next to this article to download a pdf version of the file. The LHS School Profile has also been updated to reflect the 2012 school year. Read the on-line version or download it here
Grade 9 Elective Choices
Use this link to download the list of elective courses from which current 8th grade students may choose. Use of this list along with the Program of Studies and Course Selection Guide to prepare for course selection which is being held at the middle schools on the following dates:
- Northeast - Thursday, 2/7
- Broughal - Wednesday, 2/13
- Nitschmann - Thursday and Friday, 2/14 & 15.