LHS Culinary Arts Field Trip

 Students in the Culinary Arts class participated in a scavenger hunt at Pike's Place Market.

Students in the Culinary Arts class participated in a scavenger hunt at Pike's Place Market.

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.

NJROTC Color Guard and Honor Guard Participates in Memorial Day Events

On behalf of a grateful nation and our entire community, we thank our veterans for your service and sacrifice. Our community gathered at Issaquah's cemetery to honor veterans in our annual Memorial Day ceremony.

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.

CTE Student Showcase

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.

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.