AP Psychology Extended Learning Opportunity

Students from Rachel Heilman’s AP Psychology course at Issaquah High School traveled to the Center for Neurotechnology in the Gates Center/Bioengineering Dept at UW. The fantastic learning experience involved Dr. Chudler’s ability to really expand the students’ knowledge about the brain, the applications of neuroscience, and the interesting ways that career paths can take shape.

Patriot Company Happenings

Captain Deehr and Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Lenna Weiss attended the Cascade Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution annual awards dinner.   At the dinner, Cadet Weiss was awarded their Outstanding Cadet Medal and a $300.00 scholarship check.

32 cadets and chaperones toured the USS Gridley (DDG 101), one of the newer guided missile destroyers in the US Navy inventory, at Naval Station Everett.  Cadets toured the combat information center, hangar bay and flight deck, boat deck, berthing, mess decks, missile & gun deck, close-in weapons system (CIWS), forecastle, and bridge.  

Patriot Company held their third annual Campus Clean-up.  Captain Deehr, Chief Spears and 34 cadets spent 3.5 hours  scouring the campus grounds and surrounding areas.  In that time they collected and disposed of nearly 400 pounds of garbage and debris.  Please do your part to keep our campus trash free!

IHS DECA International Finalists

The Issaquah DECA Club attended DECA’s International Career Development Conference in Orlando, FL. They brought 29 students and 5 very tired adults. All told, ICDC featured 21,000+ students from around the world, competing in a variety of business-themed competitive events. DECA events started this year with 222,000 students world-wide, so even making it to ICDC is a huge accomplishment. This was the largest group IHS has taken to ICDC in as long as anyone can remember. The students had a fantastic (and sleep deprived) time, and we had some amazing success:

  • Ishaan Sharma came in 2nd place in the world in the Principles of Business Management and Administration event.

  • Xander Yanni finished top-20 in the world in the Business Services Marketing event.

Patriot Company wins the Kitsap Regional Underwater ROV Competition

Liberty High School’s Patriot Company's Sea Perch Team competed in the Kitsap Regional Underwater ROV competition.   After providing a technical presentation & notebook to the judges and competing in two in-water maneuverability exercises, Patriot Company finished first in both categories and brought home the championship.

NJROTC Captain's Cup Competition

Liberty High School’s Patriot Company held its third annual Captain's Cup competition.  During this event platoons compete against one another in various physical fitness and fun events.  This year's Captain's Cup included:  plank holds, leg lifts, sit ups, push ups, jump rope, squats w/9lb sand stick, monkey fist throw, three legged race, dizzy bat relay, and the Marine Corps Combat Fitness test that includes an 800 meter relay, 35lb ammo can lift, and maneuver under fire.

WCTSMA State Champions

For the SEVENTH year in a row Issaquah High School won the entire Washington Career and Technical Sports Medicine Association competition and are the WCTSMA State Champions! 

  • 6 students in the top 12 overall, took 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 9th,10th, and 12th (All 20 team members were in the top 10% of all competitors)

  • 1st and 2nd in the Medical Terminology Competition

  • 1st  and 4th place in Exercise Physiology

  • 1st and 5th in the Emergency Responder  

  • 1st and 2nd in the Anatomy and Physiology

  • 1st place in the Quiz Bowl Competition

  • Won the first annual Anatomage Competition

Annual Military Inspection

Congratulations to Patriot Company who completed their Annual Military Inspection last Wednesday.  Captain Wenceslao, from Navy head quarters, conducted the inspection and was very impressed with the uniform appearance, drill performance, and overall knowledge of the Cadets.  Captain Wenceslao awarded Patriot Company a Bravo Zulu (Well Done) Pennant  to be flow from their Guidon Flag.  Patriot Company was the only Navy JROTC unit in the state of Washington to be awarded the Bravo Zulu Pennant during the 2018-19 school year.

LHS Science Olympiad State Results

In only its 2nd year, the Liberty High Science Olympiad club competed in the state championship on Saturday April 13th at Highline College and finished 9th. Competing at state were Naia Willemsen, Lili Harris, Tom Kirchhoffer, Yegor Kuznetsov, Drew Giulini, Nick Vanni, Hallie Chen, Anna Yates, Misha Kuznetsov, Matthew Rubenstein, Michael Sherwood, Brooke Ury, Mehul Krishna, and Allyson Mangus.

 Highlights include Allyson, Naia, and Matthew bringing home 4th place medals in Code Busters, Drew and Naia finishing with 4th place medals in Disease Detectives, Nick and Yegor earning 4th place medals in Fermi Questions, Mehul, Brooke, and Allyson also bringing home 4th place medals in Protein Modeling, Mehul and Brooke finishing 6th in Designer Genes and Hallie earning 6th in Herpetology.

 Overall, a great performance by the team!

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NJROTC Update

LHS Attends Computer Science Fair

53 Liberty students traveled to the Meydenbauer center in Bellevue to participate in the annual TEALS Computer Science Fair. The fair is a capstone event for students in computer science classes with a goal is to provide a venue for students to learn more about the varied and exciting college and career paths in computer science. There were presentations from tech companies, such as 343 industries, and colleges, such as University of Washington, Carnegie Mellon University, along with demos and activities from scores of tech companies and colleges.

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