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 Common's 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 and is responsible for organizing the City of Bethlehem Memorial Day Parade which starts at 9:00 am Monday, May 30 and begins at Liberty. 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.
Junior Jaylyn Aminu took gold in the 100m at the Pennsylvania State Track & Field Championships.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
In Boys Swimming, LHS took home gold medals in 5 events!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks to members of Liberty's Student Government and the National Honor Society for placing luminaria outside Liberty.
Liberty High School Senior Milind Jagota was one of 20 National Finalists in the 2015 Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology.
Liberty's Cheerleaders won the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Championship.
After gaining a wildcard berth in the debate playoffs, Liberty's debate team won East Penn Conference Championship on Monday, December 7th.
Skateboarder Jenn Soto talks about skateboarding and life.
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...
Varsity Scholastic Scrimmage won again – Undefeated, with one more week to play in the regular EPC season! Liberty 145, BeCa 90, Nazareth 75.
BETHLEHEM - On Tuesday September 22, Pennsylvania U.S. Representative Charlie Dent of Allentown visited Liberty High School. [read more]
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]
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]