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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."

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.”

Positive Light Reflects Off Metal Bone in Young Cancer Survivor

Positive Light Reflects Off Metal Bone in Young Cancer Survivor

By Nicole Kowalewski • Executive Editor/Liberty High School

 

While Liberty High School sophomore Sean Gribbin may shine on stage and in front of the camera, that’s not the only place he’s being recognized for his extraordinary talents.

He comes across like a normal 15-year-old boy, but he can be compared to Harry Potter’s “The Boy Who Lived” persona.

Having grown up in Miami and then moved to Las Vegas when he was still young, Gribbin has lived anything but the typical life.

“Sean is just a small paragraph that has a lot of details,” close friend Michael Walter said. “There is so much about him that nobody knows.”

Like most teenage boys, Gribbin is into video games, computer surfing and hanging out with his friends, but what sets him apart from the rest is his unbelievable battle to overcome cancer.

Race Reporter Jamie Little At Home in Las Vegas and On Track

Race Reporter Jamie Little At Home in Las Vegas and On Track

A 1996 graduate of Green Valley High School, Little works for ESPN.

    Today, 12 NASCAR drivers will come together for an unscripted, unfiltered meeting with fans at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel. The event, After the Lap, is the jewel in the NASCAR Champion's Week crown and moderator Jamie Little expects it to be a free-for-all.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Councilwoman Plans to Step Down

Councilwoman Plans to Step Down

 

HENDERSON (AP) -- A Henderson City Council member says she'll step down from her elected position Jan. 1 to spend more time with her children and her job directing a charity for homeless teenagers.

Kathleen Vermillion on Monday cited her 19-year-old son's inpatient treatment at a San Diego drug and alcohol treatment center following his recent misdemeanor drunken driving charge in Henderson.

Vermillion blamed her son's troubles partly on her council and charity job schedule, and said she wants to be home more for her 15-year-old daughter and three foster children.

Vermillion is a single mother and founder of the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth.

She was elected to the five-member council in June 2009 and had considered running for the state Senate.

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada honored 34 Girl Scouts during its recent 2011 Young Women of Distinction ceremony at The Orleans Hotel & Casino.

The Gold Award is Girl Scouts highest earned honor, and is an opportunity for a girl to put her leadership skills, career interests, and personal values together to serve her community. Gold Award recipients: