Liberty High School NJROTC: 68 Cadets, 2 Instructors, and 5 parent chaperones spent 3.5 days at the NJROTC Basic Leader Training camp at the CISPUS Learning Center in Randle, Wa. The Cadets were up at 6 am and didn't turn in until 10 pm each day. The Cadets participated in numerous activities including but not limited to: Communications and leadership exercises, physical fitness, uniform and barracks inspections, drill, homework/study time, Kitchen Patrol (KP) duty, and a high/low ropes training challenge course.
Liberty High School’s NJROTC Color Guard Team Captain, Cadet Petty Officer Second Class Olivia Van Ry (US Flag), leads the team consisting of Cadet Petty Officer First Class Lindsay Carvalho (Navy Flag), Cadet Petty Officer First Class Carson Tucker (Right Rifle - on the left) and Cadet Petty Officer First Class Faith Ellis (Left Rifle - on the right) as they present the Colors before the Seattle Sounders FC game at Century Link Field on Sunday.
Liberty High School’s FCCLA members attended the Region 4 Fall conference held at the Pickering Barn in Issaquah. Over 100 students in the area attended this conference. Liberty’s Nicole Winters led the event as the current Washington State President for Region 4.
Kyle Hoffman, of Issaquah High School, won second place in the Washington State High School Photography awards for a photo entry he sent in. While there, the Seahawks & Sounders photographer Corky Trewin, chose Kyle's photo for the Seattle Sounders award, inviting Kyle to shoot a Sounders game along the sideline with him. What an exciting opportunity!
Liberty High School's Culinary Arts class recently took a field trip to explore all of the culinary possibilities at Pike's Place Market in Seattle. They did a scavenger hunt and tasted the delectable food of the market restaurants as well as a tour of Renton Technical College's culinary arts program.
The Introduction to Culinary Arts students at Liberty High School recently had a dessert competition within their class. The winners were the Tired Panda team with a Mint Ice Cream and Brownie dessert (pictured above).
Liberty High School's NJROTC participated in the City of Issaquah's Memorial Day activities over the weekend by supplying events with colorguard and honor guard services. The event is summarized in the video above.
On Tuesday May 15, 2018 the Issaquah School District STEM & CTE department held it's annual student showcase. Over 30 students from each comprehensive High school and middle school were recognized as being outstanding in several different career pathways including: Computer Science, Graphic Design, Engineering, Business, Marketing, Culinary arts and more. Each student was recognized as a CTE student of the year for their specific pathway and received a medallion.
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
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.