Liberty DECA members competed recently at the International World DECA Competition. Ethan Safier and Tanner Billiu were awarded Top 20 in the World in Financial Marketing. Awarded Top 20% in the respective areas of Business/Marketing in the World were Christopher Zalazar and Omar Haneefzai, Hailey Millett and Ayla Babakitis, Columbae Fetters and Oceana Clemens, and Seth McCutchen and Jesse Miron.
Congratulations to Mr. Bellow for being named the 2017-2018 Nevada Music Educators Association Administrator of the Year. The NMEA President presented the award to Mr. Bellow at the NMEA All-State Command Performance Concert on Friday, April 13, 2018 at UNLV. The board received nominations from Music Educators all across the state and Mr. Bellow was selected based on his unending and far reaching support of our department. Way to go Mr. Bellow!
CONGRATULATIONS to Liberty senior pole vaulter Gabby Carson for receiving THREE athletic scholarship offers from New Mexico University, Eastern Washington University, and Oklahoma University! Her personal best (PR) and school record is 13'! She is also an integral member of our defending Sunrise Region Championship team with high marks in the long jump, triple jump, and as a member of the 4x4 relay team. We are so impressed by her hard work and dedication to her craft!
CONGRATULATIONS to Liberty thrower Corey Moore for receiving his first athletic scholarship from the prestigious University of California Los Angeles! We are sure this is the first of many offers still to come as he is still just a junior. He placed 2nd overall in the Arcadia invite with a PR of 189', and first in the Blane Thompson Invitational at DOHS last week with another PR of 193'3! To give you an idea of how good he is, if he were throwing for the US men's national team he would be in the top 20! Keep up the good work Corey! We are proud of you! Please extend your congratulations to these fine athletes if you see them on campus!
The Wind Ensemble (top band) received an overall SUPERIOR rating at the CCSD Advanced Band festival this year at UNLV. The other two bands (Freshman and Symphonic) have their festival this week hosted by your very own Liberty HS. Freshman perform Friday, March 9th at 2:05 in the LHS Theater, and Symphonic also performs Friday at 3:45 in the LHS Theater. We'd love to see you there!
LHS Choir Student Dylan Hansen has been selected for the Nevada Music Educators Association All-State Choir. A panel of judges listened to over 250 students from across the state during intense vocal auditions in January. Dylan will perform with the top vocalists in the State at the NMEA All-State Conference to be held at UNLV on April 14, 2018.
Congratulations, Anthony Garay (10th grade) on clarinet and Brenden Posner (12th grade) on trumpet for being selected to participate in the NMEA All State Band. The first round of this audition process involved over 800 students auditioning for the CCSD Honor Band, and then from there, the top 250 auditions for All-State which is made up of 90 or so students. Also congratulate Andrew Schmidt (12th grade) on clarinet for being the first alternate to join the All State band if a clarinetist drops out, and Noah Stefaniak (10th grade) on alto sax for the being the second alternate in his section.
Twenty Liberty DECA students and two adult chaperones landed downtown New York for an experience of a young adults lifetime on December 6-10, 2017. The students were able to experience the downtown area of one the busiest cities in the world. They toured the Federal Reserve, The Stock Exchange, Macy's, Supreme, Central Park, Young Entrepreneurs in Fashion, and several successful business entrepreneurs just starting out in New York. They were able to travel the rail system, navigate the streets of New York, and integrate with New York individuals everywhere. They learned how to travel, socialize, and integrate in one of the largest and most impressive cities in the world. The young adults will never forget this trip and we all were able to do this during the Holiday Season in New York.
The following Liberty DECA students brought home awards at the UNLV DECA practice competition at UNLV on Saturday January 20:
Haliey Millette, Andrea Solaegu, Ayla Babakitis, Angel Gonzalez, Noa Mendoza, Aubrie Sylvester, Crystal Lara, Samantha Morrison, Mahlia Harris & Aryln Joy Galiza.
Congratulations DECA members!
Senior, Andre Ferran, won $100 from Nevada DECA for the highest DECA Business exam score. Liberty's DECA program will be featured this week on Channel 21 during the halftime of our playoff game against Green Valley High School. Congratulations to Andre and Liberty High School's DECA program!
Members of the Liberty High School Band performed at the 2018 Solo and Ensemble Festival February 3rd 2018. Many of our band members received Superiors and Excellent Ratings with their performances.
Congratulations to the following Solo and Ensemble performers for receiving Superior Ratings:
Brass Ensemble – Members: Kalani Corpuz, Denevie Marcelino, Dylan Gacovino, Reece Trebon, Zach Barnes, Kohl Barrow, Tristen O'Neal, Ben Zimmerman, Connor Crosby, Matt Eagar, Brenden Posner, Preston Valde, Kaione Daniels, Beau Holzknect, Dylan Miller & Veronica Sparks.
Woodwind Ensemble II – Members: ArylynJoy Galiza, Robert Sibold, Elizabeth Westerlin, Anthony Garay, Cody Grandorf, Collin Berena, Paige Alferez, Megan Barker, Brisbane Libao, Andrew Schmidt & Tyler Suttibugha.
Percussion Ensemble II – Members: Madison Coffey, Isaac Dela Cruz, Daniel Estrada, Kobi Flowers, Paul Lee, Andrew Mancini, Serling Singh, Andrew Wilson, Marti Wortman & Tyrone Yance.
Flute and Clarinet Duet – Members: Paige Alferez & Anthony Garay.
Flute Duet I – Members: Jade Harrison & Isabella Schaab.
Woodwind Ensemble I – Members: Caiden Glantz, Nicole Papain, Elysia Berry, Myles Scuderi, John Jarvis, Daniel McGee, Tanner Metzger, Alyssa Mills, Isabella Schaab, Isaiah Kufos & Fox Barlow.
Congratulations to the following Solo and Ensemble performers for receiving Excellent Ratings:
Percussion Ensemble I – Members: Genesis Wolosin, Deion Godwin, Cameron Dowait, Kahai Daniels, Deo Trinidad, Skyla Cabingas, Logan Barrow, Asher Gordon & Vanessa Magallanes.
Sax Quartet – Members: Andrew Schmidt, Arylyn Galiza, Andrew Turangan & Robert Sibold.
Flute Duet II – Members: Collin Berena & Paige Alferez.
Big Congratulations to the following students who auditioned with about 700 other students for the CCSD Honor Band and MADE IT!
Andrew Schmidt, Clarinet, 12th Grade
Anthony Garay, Clarinet, 10th Grade
Noah Stefaniak, Alto Sax, 10th Grade
Brenden Posner, Trumpet, 12th Grade
Kaione Daniels, Trumpet, 12th Grade
and Camden Hanlon, Trombone, 9th Grade
The Honor Band performed at Ham Hall on Saturday January 27th.
Liberty’s Junior World Quizzing Championship Winners
Nine Members of Liberty's Quiz Team scored in the top 20 in the United States recently at the World Quizzing Championships, and scored among the top 40% in the world.
Individual finishers include:
Roy Margallo: 4th in the US, 34th in the world
Ryan Chappell: 5th in the US, 44th in the world
Janavi Sathappan: 7th in the US, 71st in the world
Also finishing in the top 20 for the United States were Ryan Johns at 11th, Ciara Jaramillo at 12th, Andy Wilson at 13th, Annabelle DePew at 14th, Mohit Pande at 15th, and Jerome Macaraeg at 17th.
National High School Championship Tournament
Congratulations to Liberty's Competitive Quiz teams, who secured their second straight bid to the National High School Championship Tournament, to be held this spring in Atlanta. The team placed third in an incredibly tough Nevada State Tournament.
Congratulations to Liberty's A Team, led by Captain Janavi Sathappan, Roy Margallo, Jennalyn Tamio, Ryan Chappell, Conner Thornhill, Zach Barbosa, Ciara Jaramillo, and Jesus Dominguez. Five Patriots were also chosen for All-State honors. Roy Margallo was selected 1st Team All-State. Jennalyn Tamio and Ryan Chappell captured 2nd Team All-State honors, and Ryan Johns and Conner Thornhill received All-State Honorable Mention.
Members of the Liberty High School Choirs performed at the Nevada Music Educators Association Solo & Ensemble at Clark High School Feb 2-3rd. Every Vocal Ensemble Choir Member that attended received Superior Ratings.
The Mixed Vocal Octet who performed the piece “Agnus Dei” was selected as one of the top eight Vocal Ensembles in the District and will be eligible to perform at the Command Performance Competition. Their video performance submission will be judged by the All-State Committee. If selected they will be one of 13 ensembles to perform at the All-State Convention. This is the first Vocal Ensemble from Liberty High School to make it to the Command Performance competition.
Congratulations to the following Vocal Ensembles for receiving Superior Ratings:
Mixed Vocal Octet - Ensemble Members: Jada Talton, Carolina Castillo, Lexie Ignacio, Aliza Gutierrez, Christopher Hinojos, Marco Pelayo, Fayzone Feazell, & Dylan Hansen.
Mixed Large Vocal Ensemble - Ensemble Members: Jada Talton, Catherine Mosquera, Sara Villagran, O’Ceana Clemens, Ariana Forby, Ashleigh Kennedy, Lexie Ignacio, Aliza Gutierrez, Christopher Hinojos, Marco Pelayo, Fayzone Feazell, Michael Espinoza, Sam Woods, Garrett Ditter & Dylan Hansen.
Women’s Small Ensemble - Ensemble Members: Jada Talton, Maddie Hall, Brinley Clark, & Sara Cunningham.
Women’s Large Vocal Ensemble - Ensemble Members: Jada Talton, Sara Villagran, Ashleigh Kennedy, Carolina Castillo, Rikki Biggars, Brinley Clark, O’Ceana Clemens, & Sarah Cunningham.
The Small Mixed Vocal Ensemble. Ensemble Members: Ashley Kennedy, Carolina Castillo, Lexie Ignacio, Aliza Gutierrez, Fayzone Feazell, & Dylan Hansen
Vocal Soloists - Seniors Alexis Ignacio, Christopher Hinojos, Cheynna Martin; Junior Dylan Hansen & Sophomore Brinley Clark
The following LHS Vocal Soloists received Excellent Ratings: Juniors Danielle McCormick, Ashleigh Kennedy, & Carolina Castillo.
2017 Honor Choir
Congratulation to the Liberty Choir Students that were Selected for the 2017 CCSD Honor Choir: Jonathan Ehlers, Dylan Hansen, Marco Pelayo, Carolina Castillo, Shelby Demes, & Fayzone Feazell!
They will perform in December the University of Nevada Las Vegas with other CCSD students from across the valley selected from rigorous auditions held last week at Basic HS.
Liberty had 29 students audition for a very limited number of spots in this select group. For many of them, it was their first time auditioning for this select group.
5th Annual Holiday Extravaganza Concert
Congratulations to the following LHS Choir Students for being selected to perform in the 5th Annual Holiday Extravaganza Concert: Carolina Castillo, Lauren Ortiz, Lexie Ignacio, Marco Pelayo, Fayzone Feazell, and Dylan Hansen.
Each year, CCSD partners with the Public Education Foundation and the Smith Center to present an evening of holiday music to kick-off the season. Those talented singers and LHS Choir teacher, Mr. Russell, joined over 200 CCSD Music Teachers and students at the annual Holiday Extravaganza Choral and Guitar concert on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.
Liberty High School's Graphic Design Program was the ONLY school to place 2 students in the top 8 in this year's Nevada State College: American Chemical Society Chemistry Poster Contest. Please congratulate these students when you see them. Senior Angelina Maisano placed 3rd in the contest, winning $100 while Sophomore Lindsay Duvall placed 8th and won $25. Mr. Cress and both students were invited to a luncheon and awards ceremony at Rogers Student Center Ballroom on the Nevada State College campus.
Recently, Three Liberty students were featured at the opening reception of "Perception", a Public Education Foundation Art Gallery exhibition featuring self portraiture. Liberty photo instructor Mr. McConnell, created a self portrait assignment to help generate entries into the juried exhibition. Only 30 entries were accepted of nearly 300 submitted, and Liberty obtained three of those 30 spots! Shown with their artwork are Photo III student Jennifer Garcia and Photo II student Aliera Gardner. Also represented was Photo II student Ileani Osotio.
1. Color Guard A, B & C Teams
2. Armed (Rifle) Drill Team (ADT)
3. UnArmed (without Rifle) Drill Team (UDT)
4. Rifle Twirl Off (solo rifle spinning competition) - 1st Place Trophy Cadet Richard McCook
5. Drill Down (individual drill movements 1 of 90) - 1st Place Trophy Cadet Chrystal Kidder
Next Drill Competition is the Nevada All JROTC State Championships April 11 at Thomas & Mack. Most of the Drill Students are in 8th Period.
Liberty High School's, Hannah Felize DeLuna, is the Las Vegas Winner of the 2017 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award. The Las Vegas Affiliate Chapter of NCWIT (National Center for Women & Information Technology) has partnered with the Las Vegas Women in Technology Awards (#LVWTA) to recognize outstanding young women and educators through NCWIT's Aspirations in Computing Award. The #LVWTA recognizes women working in and changing the face of the technology community in Las Vegas. In addition to receiving a beautiful crystal plaque, Hannah was awarded $3,000 in seed money to use to create her own technology start-up project.
Liberty Choir Dedicates Hopeful Song to Las Vegas Oct 1st Victims
The Liberty High School Choir performed a touching rendition of Burt Bacharach’s “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” arm-in-arm, as a tribute to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting massacre. Read the article on Inside Edition.