LHS NJROTC Parent Raves

The following are parent testimonials about Liberty High's NJROTC program:

  • “NJROTC has already helped (our daughter). We are taking no part in her caring for her uniform yet she takes much better care of it than any other article of clothing she's ever had. Thank you again for your time and dedication.” - Parent of a LHS NJROTC Cadet
  • “This may be beyond professional but I'll let it rip anyway! I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!! I am SOOOOO HAPPY that my daughter is having this experience focused on self-discipline and earned esteem. Thank you!!!!” - Parent of a LHS NJROTC Cadet
  • “Just wanted to say hello and thank you for the email about going over grades with the cadets. It is nice to have another voice in the importance of making sure that my student is staying focused on keeping up her school work and the importance in keeping her grades in check! I appreciate it.” - Parent of a LHS NJROTC Cadet
  • (NJROTC is the) “Best investment in our nation’s future I can think of. I wish I could just send my taxes straight to the program." - Donor to the LHS NJROTC Program
  • “I wanted to say thank you to (all the NJROTC Cadets) who supported our Veteran's Day chapel this morning. It was an outstanding group of young men and women who provided such a vital piece to our assembly. We are very appreciative. Thank you!” - Renton Christian School
  • “Thank YOU for all the great opportunities and leadership you provide.” - Parent of a LHS NJROTC Cadet
  • Regarding Basic Leadership Training (BLT) – “Thank you so much for providing this wonderful opportunity. (Our son) had a blast.” - Parent of a LHS NJROTC Cadet
  • “I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to both of you! I have had several kids over the past couple of weeks come in and talk with me about the fabulous things happening in ROTC! I love that the older students are nurturing and helping to guide the younger students in regard to grades, classes, and overall good mental health! It is wonderful to see the leadership skills that these kids are developing and just as wonderful to see how the younger kids are responding to the extra care and concern! Thank you for all that you are doing to foster such a warm, comfortable and honest space for these kids!! It is greatly appreciated!” - Counselor – Liberty High School

Skyline DECA wins two world championships

 Nishi Kaza, second time DECA world Champion

Nishi Kaza, second time DECA world Champion

This year, Skyline High DECA had spectacular success, with 3 students winning World Championships, 9 students placing in the top ten and 6 students in the top twenty. World champions were Amid Kazemini and Josh Wolters and Nishi Kaza.

Overall, there were 18,000 DECA students competing in Atlanta (out of 215,000 students worldwide, including the US, Canada, Mexico, China, and many other countries.)

Notably, Nishi Kaza was a repeat champion, an accomplishment never before achieved in the 19 year storied history of Skyline DECA. Nishi will be attending the University of California at Berkeley’s Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology Program to study both Business and Computer Science.

IHS DECA Places second at International Competition

 Grace Chen and Muskaan Agarwal recieve their second place award

Grace Chen and Muskaan Agarwal recieve their second place award

This year, Issaquah High DECA had spectacular success, with 5 students (pictured below) as Finalists (top 20 in the world). Also, Muskaan Agarwal and Grace Chen, in the Finance Operations Research Event, took 2nd place in the world! This is the highest finish for an Issaquah High School team in almost a decade. We are so proud of all of their hard work.

Overall, there were 18,000 DECA students competing in Atlanta this week (out of 215,000 students worldwide, including the US, Canada, Mexico, China, and many other countries). As a result, all of our finalists are in the top half of a percent of all students in DECA.

 The DECA Finalists: Muskaan Agarwal, Grace Chen, Dawson Oen, Ananya Sahoo and Olivia Morgan

The DECA Finalists: Muskaan Agarwal, Grace Chen, Dawson Oen, Ananya Sahoo and Olivia Morgan

IHS Wins State Sports Medicine Competition

For the SIXTH year in a row Issaquah High School won the entire competition and are the WCTSMA State Champions!  They had 3 students in the top 5 overall, taking 2nd, 3rd, and 5th (All 20 team members were in the top 10% of all competitors). They took 1st and 2nd in the Medical Terminology Competition.  They also took 1st and 2nd place in Exercise Physiology, placed 2nd and 5th in the Emergency Responder event, placed 1st and 4th in the Anatomy and Physiology competition. A student on the team placed 4th in the Med School interviews and took 1st place in the Quiz Bowl Competition. 

Overall it was an amazing weekend and the advisor, Todd Parsons, could not be more proud of this group.  They worked incredibly hard all year dedicating hundreds of hours individually towards giving their own personal best to this competition.  By winning this competition it qualifies them once again to compete in the Sports Medicine National Championships.

LHS Places at International DECA Conference

 Adviser, Chris Gapinski, pictured with the four LHS DECA finalists.

Adviser, Chris Gapinski, pictured with the four LHS DECA finalists.

Liberty DECA’s 33 international qualifiers traveled to Atlanta, Georgia on April 20th-25th for the International Career Development Conference. Liberty had a strong showing again this year.  Among the finalists were, sophomore Drew Blik and senior Grace Lee  who both finished top 10 for their respective events. Seniors Holden Kooiker and Chase Macintosh placed 2nd in the world. In addition to competing, the students visited various landmarks and participated in multiple activities while in Atlanta.

Skyline CSI Wins State Competition

 From left to right: Hailey Clark, Isabella Colindres, Zoe Czaja, Sydney Messer, Kelly Senanayake, Sara Waiprakone

From left to right: Hailey Clark, Isabella Colindres, Zoe Czaja, Sydney Messer, Kelly Senanayake, Sara Waiprakone

On April 20, 2018, two teams from Skyline High School's newly formed Skills USA Chapter traveled to Yakima, WA to compete in the State Crime Scene Investigation Event. They represented their school with pride while also taking home the gold and bronze medals at the competition. Congratulations, Skyline CSI! 

Future detectives maybe…future leaders definitely!

Skyline Spartabots Win World Championship

 The robot used at the championship

The robot used at the championship

 Team photo after winning

Team photo after winning

The Skyline High School Spartabots won the World Championship competition, held in Houston, TX, for FIRST Robotics. They spent the early part of this calendar year building a robot to meet this year's FIRST challenge. They competed in 2-day events in Mt. Vernon and Auburn Mountainview in February and March, earning enough points to qualify for Northwest district championships in Portland. The NW region has 155 teams, and 64 went to the district championships. Skyline was 16th of 32 teams from Portland that qualified for the World Championships in Houston. In Houston, there were 6 divisions of around 64 teams each from all over the world that played two days of randomized team qualifying rounds. At the end of qualifying rounds, a draft occurs in each division, creating eight 4-team alliances. In the Hopper division, team 256 (the top-seeded Cheezy Poofs from San Jose CA and winner of four world championships), selected team 148 (the Robo Ranglers from Greenville TX), the Spartabots, and team 3075 (the Ha-Dream Team from Israel). The team proceeded to win every match to win the Hopper division. The six division winners then played a set round-robin matches, playing each of the other division winners once, and won all of the matches to continue on to the final two match in Minute Maid stadium that night. In a best two of three format, the Hopper division alliance won two matches in a row to become Houston World Champions!

IHS DECA State Competition

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77 students attended DECA State competition in March. They had many students qualify for the International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, GA. Congratulations go out to the following students:
 

Wyatt Callahan and Dylan Valdez are STATE CHAMPIONS in Finance Operations Research!

Kyle Millis and Avery Tan are STATE CHAMPIONS in Marketing Management Team Decision Making!

Grace Chen was a Finalist in TWO events.

We had 32 students recognized on the stage at the Awards Ceremony as Finalists (top 10 scores).

Further, the following 17 students qualified for the International Career Development Conference in Atlanta this April:

Muskaan Agarwal
Jun Ahn
Isaac Anderson
Wyatt Callahan
Grace Chen
Claire Kaill
Amaya Kejriwal
Chris Leu
Kyle Millis
Olivia Morgan
Ananya Sahoo
Avery Tan
Rohan Vaidya
Dylan Valdez
Alyssa Winterbauer
Brian Zehnpfennig

Skyline IB Economics students participate in National Economics Challenge

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For the first time in the school's history, four teams made up of Skyline High School IB Economics students participated in the National Economics Challenge. The participants (pictured above) were:

1.       Misty Liao
2.       Allison Kim
3.       David Liew
4.       Paul Druta
5.       Amartya Ranganthan
6.       Jasmine Cheng
7.       Richard Zheng
8.       Edward Wang
9.       Manan Gandhi
10.   Amrit Krishnan
11.   Gautam Narayan
12.   Sasin Gudipati
13.   Ajay Pai
14.   Vincent Zhang
15.   Christopher Tang
16. Arjun Malhotra
Also pictured is advisor, BJ Sherman