On Saturday 1/13/19, 17 students from the Liberty High Science Olympiad team competed in the Curtis High School Invitational tournament and brought back medals, which were given out for the top 3 finishers in an event. Tom Kirchhoffer and Misha Kuznetsov earned 2nd place in the Circuit Lab event and Brooke Ury and Mehul Krishna won the Designer Genes event. Additionally, Hallie Chen and Anna Yates finished 4th in the Water Quality event. Overall, the team improved tremendously over last year, with 11 top-ten finishes and finished 11th overall in a field of 21 teams.
On January 11, Issaquah High School’s DECA club took part in their first round of competition. 175 IHS students traveled to Meydenbauer to take on over 1,000 students from around the area.
62 students were recognized for their performance, with 36 students qualifying for the state competition! In addition, the follow students took high honors:
Raghav Mandadi took 1st place in Apparel and Accessories Marketing
Dawson Oen took 1st place in Accounting Applications
Olivia Morgan and Ananya Sahoo took 1st in Entrepreneurship
Altai Yildirim took 1st in Human Resources Management
Rohan Vaidya took 1st in Restaurant and Food Service Management
Xander Yanni, David Shen, Brendan Schaller, Sidney Cottrell, Lauren Spencer, Shami Kasireddy, Claire Nikong, Muskaan Agarwal, and Jasmine Nie all finished in the top 3 of their events.
It is the most 1st place finishes that we have ever had as a school! Congrats to all the students.
Also, thank you to the more than 50 adult volunteers from the IHS community who made the event possible. We couldn’t do it without all of you!
Issaquah High School’s Ben Eskenazi received 3 Gold Keys (2 for photography & 1 for sculpture), a silver key in art, and an honorable mention in photography at the Scholastic Art Competition for Washington state. His Gold Key artwork is currently being reviewed at the national level in New York City by panels of creative professionals. National Medalists selected by these panelists will be announced by March 12, 2019.
Here is the link for more info on this competition:
Along with planning and executing Liberty’s Veteran’s Day Assembly, Liberty’s NJROTC provides Color Guard details in support of Veteran’s Day events throughout the area. These events included: Renton Christian School, Chinook Middle School SeaTac, Microsoft Main Campus Redmond – This event is streamed to every Microsoft Campus around the world, Maywood Middle School, Brookdale West Seattle Senior Living Home, Brookdale Admiral Heights Senior Living Home, Issaquah VFW at the Issaquah Senior Center.
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!