March 25, 2015
Students from across the Eastside descended on Liberty High School on March 14 for the 2015 regional History Day competition.
History buffs from local school districts showed off their exhibits, performances, papers and websites.
Liberty’s participation in the contest has grown over the years, buoyed by the success of its students qualifying for the national competition in Washington, D.C.
October 14, 2014
Patriots, Eagles do well at invitational
The Liberty High School cross-country team swept the competition, defeating both Lake Washington and Sammamish in an Oct. 8 meet at Bellevue’s Robinswood Park.
The Patriots’ boys and girls squads each scored 22 points on the way to the win. Senior Trevor Sytsma was the top finisher for the boys, navigating the 3.1-mile course in 17 minutes, 54 seconds. Teammate Andrew Cooper was right behind him, finishing second with a time of 18:14.
June 3, 2014
History Day competitors make it to nationals
Liberty High School student Lorrin Johnson is almost at a loss for words when asked to describe her love of history.
It’s not because she can’t find the words, it’s just that she has so many things to say about her favorite subject, it’s hard to whittle them down to a few coherent sentences.
“Don’t get me started,” she joked. “I’ve gone on rants about it before.”
May 6, 2014
Librarian hopes school will continue for years to come
My personal experience with Tiger Mountain Community High School was limited to about an hour and a half on Dec. 7, 1992.
I was at that time the young adult librarian at the Issaquah Library, and I visited the school to present a program to a group of young parents.
I didn’t know what would be of interest, but I took along cloth books, board books, books about making toys or clothes or baby food — everything I could think of.
In my entire career as a librarian, I’ve never addressed such an interested, even rapt, audience! Those students were so keen to see the materials I’d brought. They loved the hand puppets (which at that time were for circulation), and some decided then and there to convert the stuffed toys they were scheduled to make into hand puppets instead. Their teacher agreed to help them with the project.
I was able to give every parent a copy of “Goodnight Moon,” (and incidentally, I’d really had to work to persuade the library administration to let me have those books for that particular audience).
The teenagers were happy to show me their lovely babies after the program, and to tell me how they were caring for them — only 15 or 16 years old, but devoted caregivers.
I’ve often thought of those students and their children, children who would now be much older than their parents were in 1992. I do hope their lives turned out happily. I’m sure that attending Tiger Mountain Community High School helped a lot in that respect, and that the school will continue to assist all its students for years to come.
October 22, 2013
On the back of the Liberty cross-country team’s blue sweatshirts is an outline of Washington state. Superimposed across it are the words “We run this place.”
The 2013 Patriots are well on the way to living up to the phrase, having just completed an undefeated KingCo 3A/2A regular season.