May 14, 2013
NEW — 3:10 p.m. May 14, 2013
The 2013 regular season was nothing but a success for the Liberty and Hazen high school boys soccer teams.
The Highlanders clinched their second straight Seamount League title. Led by the league’s athlete of the year Sam Bunnell, Hazen lost only one game this season.
Hazen was well represented on the all-league team, including Bunnell and coach Ken Matthews, who was named coach of the year.
Liberty matched the Highlanders, clinching the league title in a tough KingCo 3A/2A Conference. The Patriots lost only one game on the season. Coach Darren Tremblay was named the league’s coach of the year. Read more
May 3, 2013
NEW — 1:20 p.m. May 3, 2013
Newcastle residents will have the opportunity to donate unwanted items at the Liberty High School PTSA electronics recycling drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 at Renton Technical College, 3000 N.E. 4th St., Renton.
The collection location will be in the upper parking lot of the school.
Accepted items include working and broken electronics, appliances, bicycles, motorcycles, cars, trucks, batteries, fitness equipment, medical equipment, lawnmowers and barbecues. Computers, laptops, printers, scanners and other computer parts are also accepted.
Volunteers will collect the items, and the Renton nonprofit 1 Green Planet will haul away the collections. Donating is free, but the Liberty PTSA appreciates monetary donations as well.
The general public is welcome and encouraged to use this event to properly dispose of their electronics.
May 1, 2013
UPDATED: The Liberty High School boys soccer team clinched the KingCo title with a 2-1 victory against Mount Si on May 2.
Connor Noblat and Josh Johnson scored the two goals for the Patriots.
The win means that Liberty now goes directly to the state tournament, where it will host the No. 3 team from the WesCo 3A tournament at 7 p.m. May 15.
Liberty has had a dominant season so far, posting a 10-1-3 conference record. The team’s only loss this season was against Bellevue. Read more
May 1, 2013
The Liberty Lacrosse Club has garnered enough interest to expand its program to include players younger than high school on the Eastside. Read more
April 26, 2013
NEW — 6:30 p.m. April 26, 2013
Seattle’s lush greenery may lend itself to its Emerald City nickname, but fans of Dorothy, and her little dog too, know that the true Emerald City is a magnificent metropolis inhabited by a powerful wizard, situated at the end of a yellow brick road.
Audiences young and old are invited to take that long, winding journey from Kansas to Oz with the Liberty High School Patriot Players, as they break in the school’s new theater with a musical performance of “The Wizard of Oz.” Read more
February 6, 2013
NEW — 4:55 p.m. Feb. 6, 2013
Four members of the Liberty High School soccer team will continue their athletic pursuits in college. Read more
July 3, 2012
Liberty High School performers — and a scene-stealing, man-eating plant — snapped up more awards than any other high school drama program in a statewide competition June 4.
The school received four trophies for a recent production of “Little Shop of Horrors” in The 5th Avenue Theatre’s annual awards to recognize musical theater at high schools across the Evergreen State. The honor is akin to a Tony Award for student performers and productions.
“Little Shop of Horrors” garnered awards for Outstanding Music Direction for choir director Robin Wood, Outstanding Scenic Design, Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role and the top honor, Outstanding Overall Musical Production.
“We have a strong production team and strong talent,” said Katherine Klekas, longtime Liberty drama program director. “I think that was what made this one so special is that it was consistent across the board.”
The campy musical revolved around a carnivorous plant, Audrey II, a puppet comprised of limbs and vines crafted for the performance.
Jeremy Dodd earned the Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role honor for a turn as a floral shop proprietor.
The sophomore donned a bald cap and extensive makeup to transform from a teenager to the curmudgeonly Mr. Mushnik.
July 3, 2012
The King County Road Services Division will make safety improvements at two key intersections in King County in the coming months.
The county received federal grant funding to complete the projects located east of Renton and near Auburn.
At the intersection of 168th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 128th Avenue Street — located north of Liberty High School — the county will restripe the two westbound lanes to provide a left-turn-only lane and a single through lane.
The existing traffic signal will be changed to provide a left-turn signal, and pedestrian access will be improved.
The changes are anticipated to reduce the number and severity of rear-end collisions involving motorists waiting to turn left from Southeast 128th Avenue Street onto 168th Avenue Southeast.
A curve limits the visibility of vehicles stopped in the inside westbound lane. Advance warning signs and flashers east of the intersection will help alert westbound motorists of the changes and the need to merge to the right.
Construction is expected to begin by September and be completed by year end. No full road closures are anticipated to complete the work.
Project signs will be installed on the approaches to the intersection a few weeks prior to the start of construction.
July 3, 2012
In a surprise presentation April 6, Mark Buchli, Liberty High School science teacher, was awarded the Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence and a $10,000 prize.
In front of a cheering all-school assembly, Carol Pawlak, of Amgen, announced Buchli as the winner and delivered a check for $10,000 to Buchli and the school.
July 3, 2012
Three high school seniors have each been awarded a $1,400 scholarship from the nonprofit Newcastle Running Club.
Awards were given to Liberty High School student Annie Trumbull, of Issaquah; Hazen High School student Priscilla Yu, of Renton; and Interlake High School student Jorge Moreno-Nunez, of Newcastle. All three students demonstrated a willingness to give back to their communities and all are college bound to further their education.
Winners were chosen based on equal parts of community involvement, grade point average, SAT or ACT test scores, financial need and an essay.
To qualify for the scholarships, the high school seniors must live in Newcastle or attend Hazen or Liberty high schools.
The $4,200 in total scholarships was made possible from proceeds resulting from the 2011 Newcastle 5K Run/Walk during Newcastle Days.