Liberty makes all of us better

Sean Bates, Senior Writer

Liberty High School is a 4 year experience that makes all of us better as people, inside and outside the classroom.

I am thankful for the Friday night lights. The crazy atmosphere of the student body, the mouth watering smell of burgers on the grill, the love and support of the player’s families, and everything in between make playing football for Liberty a blessing every day. I am thankful for every day I have left with an “L” on my helmet.

I am thankful for all the assemblies over the last 4 years that have promoted how we as a society can be better. Experiences from saving elephants, from anti bullying campaigns, from respecting our military and or fallen soldiers, and so many other assemblies give me a great path to acting like a Patriot long after I’m gone.

The rigorous curriculum that AP classes in the Issaquah School District put in place is the singular definition of human torture. However, I wouldn’t trade these scholastic opportunities for the world, because many students and I are finding increasing opportunities to get a head start on our collegiate education, as well as learn lessons on how to respond to these high challenges that we as students choose to accept to put onto ourselves.

I’m thankful for all the lunchtime laughs, all the fun times I have had in the classroom (shout out Kruzich), all the knowledge that I have gained from being around my senior classmates, and most importantly all the help I have receive from all teachers to be the best student that I can be.

At this time of the year, all of us have a great opportunity to remind each other why we should be thankful for the lives we have. And for those of you who are reading this, being a Liberty Patriot right now is most likely the focal point, or the central focus of your life. Being a Patriot is a privilege for so many reasons that go beyond what I can write in approximately 300 words.