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LHS Student to Appear on Nevada Newsmakers

By Joshua Wikler

Communications Director, Liberty High School

 

Liberty High School senior Bryce Petersen will be a guest on Nevada Newsmakers this month for the show's 9th Annual Teen Edition.  Petersen will be a guest political pundit and will join with eight other students on the panel.

Petersen was chosen after he submitted an application to be on the show.  He was encouraged by his AP Government instructor, Bryan Lynaugh. 

"I have seen many examples of [Bryce's] talent and have long been impressed by his diligence and work ethic," Lynaugh said.  "I couldn't be more pleased with the decision [Nevada Newsmakers] made in selecting Bryce to represent [Liberty] on this show."

Liberty HS Seniors to Appear on Katie Couric Show

By Joshua Wikler

Communications Director, Liberty High School

Liberty High School goes big time this week when two students appear Wednesday on The Katie Couric Show.

As a result of a fundraiser hosted by Liberty seniors Joseph Maurer and Ryan Popowcer for the Michael J. Fox Foundation, the two have been invited to appear on the show featuring Fox. 

The boys’ plight caught the attention of a producer for the show after an article was published in The View on October 30.

The fundraiser raised nearly $2,000 and the boys had already raised $1,000 prior to the event at Sunrise Cafe on Eastern Avenue. Maurer and Popowcer have set a goal to raise $5,000 for the foundation.

Sound of Liberty Marching Band Continues Strong Season

Sound of Liberty Marching Band Continues Strong Season

By Joshua Wikler

Communications Director, Liberty High School

 

The Sound of Liberty Marching Band continued their strong season in the past two weeks.

On Saturday, Oct. 20, the Patriots competed at Palo Verde High School against four other bands in their class. The Patriots came in a strong second place behind the Cheyenne Desert Shield Marching Band.

This past Saturday, the Sound of Liberty Marching Band competed at Clark High School at the annual Tournament on the Turf. Of the five bands that were in Class A, the Patriots again came in second place losing by just one point to Cheyenne. Even though the band placed second, they received first place in music and music performance.

"Saturday was our best run of the show in performance yet," Director Travis Whaley said. "Even though the kids didn't place first, they were still very happy with their performance."

Free Bicycle Safety Event Planned for Saturday

 

A free event this weekend aims to make sure kids ride their bikes safely.

The Children's Hospital of Nevada at UMC will be hosting the Bicycle Blast this weekend. It is part of the Kohls Cares 4U and will be held in the Kohls parking lot at 215 beltway and Valle Verde Drive.

Safety experts will be there from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to conduct a bicycle safety course, helmet fit checks and riding safety tips. They will also be giving out youth-sized bicycle helmets on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Children are encouraged to bring their bicycles to the event so they can ride the safety course. 

Plans for Henderson Water Park Announced

Plans for Henderson Water Park Announced

 

Plans are in the works to bring a water park to Henderson.

Cowabunga Bay would be built near U.S. 95 and Galleria Drive. The company operates water parks in Salt Lake City and in cities in the Midwest. The group says Henderson is a perfect choice because of the families that call the city home.

"There are a lot of families in this area that are underserved by entertainment, but we will be out in Henderson, which is very family oriented. This is for the locals," Shane Huish with Cowbunga Bay Water Parks said.

Details of the park have not been released. The group is planning to announce the groundbreaking and estimated opening date sometime in the future.

This is the second water park announced for southern Nevada this week. Developers of Wet 'n' Wild in the southwest part of the valley gave out details of their water park, which is set to open Memorial Day 2013. 

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."