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Liberty Grad Wins Year of Free Groceries from Fresh & Easy

Liberty Grad Wins Year of Free Groceries from Fresh & Easy

By Joshua Wikler

Communications Director, Liberty High School

 

When Eimi Marritt graduated from Liberty High School in June, she immediately began to focus on college, and expenses are always at the forefront of any freshman's mind.

Luckily, Marritt will not have to worry about paying for groceries for a while as the winner of a contest at the grocery chain Fresh & Easy. Marritt entered a graphic design in the company's "Design-A-Bag" contest where entrants were asked to come up with a colorful image to be placed on the reusable bags sold by the market.

"I was really surprised [when I found out that I won]," Marritt said in a Q&A on Fresh & Easy's website. "I'm going to the University of Nevada, Reno and didn't get any scholarships, so [what] I won from this contest will help me pay for food when I move into the dorms."

Safekey, Teen Scene Registration Begins Soon

Safekey, Teen Scene Registration Begins Soon

 

Parents of students in elementary and middle school can register their children for after-school programs beginning next month.

The City of Henderson is offering early Safekey and Teen Scene, before- and after-school enrichment programs hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department at all Henderson public elementary and middle schools.

Early registration is available at the following times:

Training Offered to Help Deal with City Emergencies

Training Offered to Help Deal with City Emergencies

 

Henderson residents interested in helping their communities deal with emergency situations can receive city-backed training starting in September.

The city of Henderson’s Office of Emergency Management will host free training classes for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). The classes are offered for residents who wish to become better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their homes, businesses and neighborhoods.

When emergencies occur, CERT members can provide support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize volunteers at a disaster site. CERT training includes disaster preparedness, basic first aid, fire suppression training, and light search and rescue operations. The training emphasizes decision making skills, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number of people.

Liberty Principal Promoted to CCSD Academic Manager

Liberty Principal Promoted to CCSD Academic Manager

By Brittney Loiselle, Editor-in-Chief, Liberty Tribune

Liberty has made numerous changes under Principal Jeff Geihs’ direction, but with the approaching 2012-2013 school year, Geihs has decided to help multiple turnaround schools through his promotion to Academic Manager in the Clark County School District.

Geihs’ new role as Academic Manager will include collaborative work along with 12 principals at all school levels: five high schools, one middle school and six elementary schools. His purpose will be to help these poor performing schools and to provide initiatives to their students that will evoke achievement.

“[CCSD] wants to turn [these schools] around and help them get better,” Geihs said. “I’m going to supervise those schools next year.”

Health Care Students Receive Scholarships

Health Care Students Receive Scholarships

 

A local physical therapy practice recently took part in a large scholarship effort put on by the Latin Chamber of Commerce.

The Latin Chamber of Commerce awarded $107,000 in scholarships to 128 Clark County students from 20 area schools. The scholarships were presented to graduating high school students in financial need at the chamber’s 27th Annual Scholarship Luncheon on May 23 at the South Point.

Matt Smith Physical Therapy was a contributing sponsor of scholarships given to Alejandra Acosta of Rancho High School, Chloe Nieves of Silverado High School and Vilma Silva of Cheyenne High School. Each was awarded a scholarship to attend UNLV to continue her education in health care.

Each student will mentor with a Matt Smith professional during their undergraduate career and will be eligible to renew their scholarship if they meet GPA requirements.

Liberty High School Receives 4-Star SPF Ranking

Liberty High School Receives 4-Star SPF Ranking

By Alyssa Laiacona, Editor-in-Chief, Liberty Tribune

On May 24, the Clark County School District (CCSD) released rankings for every high school through the School Performance Framework (SPF), a program that rates schools on factors beyond student achievement and test scores.

Liberty received a four-star ranking and fell just two points shy of a five-star ranking, the highest achievement possible. Rankings are determined by a point system in which four key performance indicators are evaluated: graduation rates, college and career readiness, academic growth and school climate.

Liberty Journalism Wins 11 Awards at Local Competition

By Joshua Wikler

Communications Director, Liberty High School

In monday's 36th Annual Las Vegas Review-Journal High School Journalism Awards ceremony, the Liberty Tribune, Liberty high school's newspaper, won 11 total awards.

The highlight of the show was the paper's Third Place award for Best Newspaper. The only schools to beat the Trib out were Green Valley, which placed second, and Coronado, which took first place. Green Valley's placing was the first time in eight years that the school did not get first place. The Trib has received Third Place for four consecutive school years. Alyssa Laiacona serves as the paper's editor-in-chief; Nicole Kowalewski is the executive editor.