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Vigil Held for Members of Liberty High School Family

Vigil Held for Members of Liberty High School Family

By Joshua Wikler

Communications Director, Liberty High School

Hundreds of students, parents and faculty attended a candlelight vigil service Thursday afternoon in honor of Lionel Nacua and Isaac Polu, two members of the Liberty High School family who passed away Monday.

Prior to the event, the community was invited to a barbecue on the school's football field where profits would be donated to the two families in mourning.

At the vigil, hosted by Athletic Director Louis Markouzis, students and other members of the Liberty community were invited to light candles in remembrance of those lost this week.  Following that emotional ceremony, Markouzis introduced Dr. Jeffrey Geihs, LHS Principal, who addressed the group.

State and Federal Errors Rank High School 13th


 LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Government officials are taking responsibility for data errors that mistakenly launched a suburban Las Vegas high school nearly to the top of U.S. News and World Report's "Best High Schools" list.

U.S. Department of Education statistician Marilyn Seastrom says one layer of federal fact checking failed and a second layer was skipped when officials reviewed enrollment data for Henderson's Green Valley High School.

Nevada Department of Education official Julian Montoya says the bad numbers originated from the state office. The statistics first reported by the Las Vegas Sun showed Green Valley had 477 students to 111 teachers, an impressive ratio that propelled it to No. 13 in the nation in Tuesday's rankings.

School Principal Jeff Horn said he was honored, but disappointed to see it was based on faulty data.

Liberty Receives $10,000 Donaton from Fresh & Easy

Liberty Receives $10,000 Donaton from Fresh & Easy

By Cierra Woods, Liberty High School

Fresh and Easy is more than just your average neighborhood market. They share a great contribution to the community as well.

First-Grader has Best Mojave Max Guess

First-Grader has Best Mojave Max Guess

A first-grader from Nate Mack Elementary School has earned a pizza party for his class and a laptop computer for himself.

Quinton Larry made the best guess of when desert tortoise Mojave Max would emerge from his burrow. The tortoise crawled out at 12:41 p.m. April 17. Quinton guessed he would come out at 12:30 p.m. April 17. That was the closest guess out of the 3,800 students who entered the 13th annual Mojave Max Emergence Contest. The young man found out about his winning guess Thursday.

Quinton and his entire class will get a field trip to the Mojave Max habitat, a pizza party, medals and T-shirts. Quinton will get an outdoor adventure backpack, a digital camera, a year-long pass to federally managed areas and a laptop computer. The winner’s teacher will also get a new laptop computer. They will receive their rewards May 10.

Regis University to Shutter Henderson Campus in 2013

The Henderson campus of Regis University will shut down in August 2013, according to university officials.

Insufficient enrollment over several years is cited as the primary cause for the closure.

The Henderson campus, which has nine staff, one full-time faculty member and 35 affiliate faculty, will continue in operation until Aug. 31, 2013.  There were 169 students enrolled at the Henderson campus in 2011.

Two Liberty High School Students Sign with NCAA Schools

Two Liberty High School Students Sign with NCAA Schools

By Max Ingerman, Liberty High School

After having special senior years, Peterson (PJ) Taeao and Jared Tuilagi have been continuing to work on their long and hopefully fortunate football careers by signing with two extraordinary NCAA colleges.

Southern Utah University welcomed Taeao, who was extremely confident when making the decision to sign with them. Taeao had to choose between nine different schools on where he wanted to play college ball and chose to play defensive tackle for SUU in St. George.