Patriot power

Kendall Isner

This year, Patriots have taken school spirit to another level at Liberty, while strengthening our community.  Not only is attendance higher than ever at football or girls’ soccer games, but tailgating has morphed into an activity for all students, not just the upperclassmen.  Liberty is becoming more welcoming to our younger students, and school spirit is a primary reason behind this newfound inclusion.

For the first time, the freshmen are running school spirit.  They won the homecoming competition with a combination of points from their float, class poster, hall decorating, and spirit days.  Their desire to be involved in Liberty springs from the excitement that surrounds our school at every assembly, game day, and special event.

More than half of the school dressed up for spirit days during homecoming week, with more involvement than Liberty has seen in years.  Students are not only willing to participate in spirit days; they want to be a part of the community.  Our community is something that every Patriot is a part of, and this year especially, the bond that our students have with each other is tangible.

This year, Liberty has already been tested.  However, as a community we have learned to look past the challenges that a new year provides.  Our students focus on the good that surrounds us at Liberty- from teachers who inspire creativity and foster a desire to learn, to students who are always dependable and supportive, to our teams that continue to be determined throughout their seasons, Liberty fosters an accepting, spirited community that is unique to our environment- an environment that I am thankful to be a part of.