Liberty JROTC are CyberPatriots

Students practiced finding cyber threats in a hypothetical small business. The students are looking forward to participating in the next round, which takes place in December, for a chance to participate in the national competition in Baltimore, MD.

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Dominick Van Nus, Carson Tucker, and Grant Brown participate in NJROTC’s inaugural CyberPatriot competition.

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:  From left to right:  Lane Harryman, Dave Young, Sarah Bernhard, Steven Tran, and Alex Pham score points in NJROTC’s inaugural CyberPatriot competition.

JROTC Leadership Training

The Liberty High School JROTC traveled to the CISPUS Learning center for a Leadership Training Camp with 30 students. Students and teachers participated in team building and problem solving activities. They also participated in a ropes course. Students and teachers are both very excited for the school year. Teacher, John Deehr stated, "The year is going very well. We have an extremely strong freshman class and we are looking forward to watching them grow in the program."


FCCLA Kick-Off

Students from IHS, LHS and SHS attended the FCCLA Region 4 Meeting at SPU on Oct. 18, 2016.

Fall Leadership Conference was held at Seattle Pacific University. There was an opening ceremony, 3 sessions (STAR Events, Community Service and a campus tour) and reminders of events to expect through the school year, plus an awesome lunch in the SPU Gwinn Commons Cafeteria. The 3 high schools  rode together and bonded on a long bus ride to and from the college campus.

Issaquah School District Students Compete in National STAR Event Competition

Issaquah School District Students Compete in National STAR Event Competition

July 8th, 2016 –More than 8,000 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members, advisers, alumni, and guests from across the country gathered in San Diego, California for the 2016 National Leadership Conference.  The meeting provided Issaquah High School and Liberty High School members with the opportunity to attend leadership and program training, hear national speakers, meet the National Executive Council, explore colleges and careers, and impact a city with FCCLA power.  Jackie Stephens at Issaquah High School and Nicole Winters at Liberty High School, were among the members and took part in STAR Event competitions at the conference.

FCCLA’s STAR Events are based on the belief that every student is a winner. Competition, evaluation, and recognition all stress cooperation as the basis of success. Both youth and adults work together to manage the events and serve as evaluators of the participants. FCCLA programs and competitions enrich student learning, improve self-esteem, and serve students with a range of ability levels, economic situations, and cultural influences.

 “In reflection on doing a STAR Event and going to Nationals, I am now appreciating it more than I did before and am now realizing what a big deal and huge accomplishment it is. I am going to do a STAR Event again next year.” Jackie Stephens- IHS.

FCCLA offers over 30 STAR [Students Taking Action with Recognition] Events. Members compete at the District, State and National level. This year, Jackie Stephens and Nicole Winters were among over 4,500 STAR Event participants who competed in San Diego, CA. Jackie Stephens (IHS) competed in the Career Investigation. Her project focused on what it takes to become an OB-GYN. Jackie received a gold medal in the event. Nicole Winters (LHS) competed in Illustrated Talk. Her project focused on the benefits of cloth diapers. Nicole received a silver medal in the event.


Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.  FCCLA has more than 160,000 members and more than 5,400 chapters from 48 state associations, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.


FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members, and it’s the only career and technical in-school student organization with careers that support families as it’s central focus.  Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in families, careers, and communities.


For more information on FCCLA, please contact Sarah Orton at  425-837-6072 or