August 13, 2013
Katherine Nelson, a 2013 graduate of Liberty High School, and Erika Speckhardt, a 2012 graduate of Issaquah High School, were recipients of a $2,500 scholarship from the Boeing Employees Credit Union Foundation for the 2013-14 school year.
Nelson and Speckhardt were among 50 scholarship winners from the state chosen for their dedication to community service leadership and academic success.
Nelson, who was a competitive swimmer at Liberty, served as a mentor for the Maple Hills Marlins, a youth swim team based in Renton. She was a team captain at Liberty and has worked as a lifeguard, gaining many skills to become a confident leader.
Speckhardt, who attends Seattle University, participated for three consecutive years in a 10-day humanitarian project in Romania. The project allows teenagers of various backgrounds and nationalities to work together and serve underprivileged villagers.
July 16, 2013
Liberty High School graduate Tim Lincecum throws no-hitter
After seven years in Major League Baseball, Liberty High School product Tim Lincecum has accumulated his fair share of accolades.
The San Francisco Giants pitcher has won two Cy Young Awards, given to baseball’s best pitcher, two World Series championships and has appeared in four all-star games. He had not, however, thrown a no-hitter, despite the fact that he had come close a few times.
July 9, 2013
Three Issaquah School District schools earned recognition in June from the King County Green Schools program for their successful conservation practices during the 2012-13 school year.
Skyline High School was honored with a Level 3 Green Schools award — the highest honor the program gives — for reducing waste, improving recycling practices, and engaging in energy and water conservation activities.
Apollo Elementary School and Liberty High School earned a Level 2 award. Thirty-nine schools in 13 school districts across the county earned Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 distinctions.
June 18, 2013
A month after the Liberty High School Patriot Players took audiences on a journey through Oz, they returned to the stage again, accepting a top honor at the 5th Avenue Theatre Awards June 11.
In what has become an annual tradition for the successful performing arts program, Liberty drama students joined more than 2,000 of their peers from across the state at the show that is likened to the high school version of the Tony Awards.
“It’s a big deal, because it’s like if state football met the Tonys for drama,” Liberty sophomore Lorrin Hunt said.
June 18, 2013
June 4, 2013
Unlike most teenagers, Liberty High School senior Jaylyn Andrus loves a good opera, and for her, the bloodier the production, the better.
“I love the drama in operas,” she said. “There are some funny ones, but my favorites are the ones where everyone dies.”
One day, Jaylyn envisions herself performing in the very productions she has grown to admire, and she is well on her way, gaining acceptance into one of the top college music programs and earning national recognition for her vocal talents.
June 4, 2013
The Liberty High School production of “The Wizard of Oz,” garnered an impressive 11 nominations from The 5th Avenue Theatre’s annual awards that recognize musical theater at high schools across the state.
The program received nominations for Outstanding Overall Musical, Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Music Direction, Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Scenic Design, Outstanding Lighting Design, Outstanding Stage Crew, Outstanding Lobby Display and Outstanding Performance by a Chorus.
Madison Smith was recognized for her role as the Wicked Witch with a nomination in the Outstanding Performance by an Actor or Actress in a Non-Singing Role category, while Eric Spradling-Reim, as the Scarecrow, received a nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role.
June 4, 2013
The top doubles tennis teams from Liberty and Issaquah high schools had a lot in common this season.
Both teams paired a senior with a junior. Issaquah’s girls team consisted of senior Sam Garrard and junior Kelsey Wilson, while Liberty had a similar duo of senior Kristy Braunston and junior Jenny Adams.
The teams each took second place at the KingCo championship. Garrard and Wilson finished second to Garfield in the 4A tournament, while Braunston and Adams fell to Mercer Island in the 3A competition.
Finally, in what was a rematch of the KingCo championship for both teams, each earned second-place medals in the state tournament.
May 28, 2013
Immediately after Liberty High School track stars Alex Olobia and Hiron Redman competed in the last race of their high school careers, the seniors embraced as they shook off the disappointment of a second-place finish in the 4×400-meter relay at the state track and field championship.
“Bellevue had just that much more, just a little bit more,” Redman said. “He just got me by a 30th of a second. That’s it.”
May 28, 2013
Liberty High School teachers Debbie Sutton and Sarah Duran were selected as Liberty’s Outstanding Educators for the 2012-13 school year, according to a press release from the school.
The teachers were selected and recognized as teachers or educators who have gone above and beyond the normal expectations of their job to enhance the education of Liberty students.
The teachers were nominated by Liberty High School students.