Student Spotlights that Inspire
Our Leaders of Tomorrow. We are incredibly proud of our bright, compassionate, diverse students, who bring a wide range of opinions and life experiences to our classrooms. This creates opportunities for connection across all walks of life and preparation for participating in a global economy. We are thrilled to share these stories about our students with you.
Superintendent Dr. Jack Silva welcomed our 2023-2024 BASD Student Board Representatives at an introduction meeting today. Student Board Representatives will provide a school report at the monthly school board meetings.
Pictured from left to right, Freedom Alternate Representative Brady Roche, Freedom Representative Margaret (Maggie) Marshaleck, Dr. Silva, Liberty Representative Grace Daja, and Liberty Alternate Representative Molly Patrick.
Julia Heineman said her success as a student-athlete at Freedom High School was about time management.
But those wanting to read over Heineman’s accomplishments had better give themselves some time.Read more
Mason is a fourth grade student a William Penn. He is an enthusiastic learner, always ready for a good challenge! He is inclusive and exceedingly considerate of all his classmates. Mason cares deeply about many things, animals and the environment are high on his list. Last year, Mason co-created a student club, "Tray Troubles". These students have been actively working to end the use of styrofoam lunch trays at William Penn! His work is inspiring to others to join their cause. We are so BASD Proud of Mason!Read more
Seniors who completed over 200 community service hours were honored at a ceremony!
Nova is an amazing first grade student at Fountain Hill who comes to school with a smile on her face, ready and excited to learn. She faces challenges with a "can do" attitude and encourages everyone around her with the class motto of "we can do hard things!" Nova has excelled in her reading and continues to spread knowledge, kindness, and love throughout Fountain Hill and BASD!Read more
Students from Freedom and Liberty created an amazing Murale as a service project at Moravian Village. Thank you to the students for their dedication and artistic work. Thanks to the teacher leaders Heidi Landis, Kim Tanzos, and Jamie Toohey. Special thanks to Dr. Joseph Anthes for leading this project with Moravian Village.
Josius is a kindergarten student at Donegan Elementary. He is very kind and always quick to help his peers whether they need their shoe ties, coat zipped, or help logging into their computer! He comes to school everyday ready to learn and puts his best foot forward. Josius is destined to be an artist one day. He has a natural talent and clear love of drawing and art.Read more
Chase is an 11th grade student at Liberty High School. At the State Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Competition, Chase was inducted into the PA FBLA Chapter of National Business Honor Society.
At the competition, Chase also received the Keystone Leadership Award from FBLA. He was recognized for two additional Business Achievement Awards, received recognition for his 508 hours of community service, and placed 2nd in the PA Business Plan event and advanced to Nationals.Read more
Congratulations to the East Hills Middle School students who competed at the state level of the National History Day Competition.This year's theme was "Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas. Amirah Khellawan, Jillianne Durnin, Lily Campbell, Olivia Caleca, and Kathryn Ryer took 4th place in the Junior Performance Category with an entry entitled, " Onward and Upward We Go: Frontiers in the Women's Suffrage Movement. Kevin Chen, Michael Gerra, and Kayden Amick also took fourth place in the Group Website category with an entry entitled, "Roving Across the Frontier of Space." Shout out to their teacher Mrs. McDonald for all her hardwork.
Celebrate our class of 2023 athletes as they declare where they will participate in athletics at the next level. Recorded Friday April 28, 2023.
The first-ever John Jones Award has been presented in the Bethlehem Area School District.
It was created to be awarded to a Liberty High School senior in memory of 2020 Liberty alumnus John P. Jones. It recognizes an active member, like Jones was, of the athletics and music programs at Liberty.
The winner of the 2023 award, named Friday, is Jack Huie. It comes with a $1,000 scholarship, hand-blown glass piece created by Liberty art teacher Beth McFadden and a quirky pair of socks in honor of Jones’ own prized collection.Read more
Alec is a senior at Freedom who is heavily involved with the music program. He is co-trumpet section leader in Freedom's band, orchestra, jazz band, wind ensemble, and pit orchestra, He has made the PMEA District 10 and region band and orchestra 4 times. Alec is a natural leader and a great student as well!
Alec will represent Freedom in the PA All-State Band at the end of the month. By making this accomplishment, he is one of the best high school trumpet players in the state. Great job Alec!Read more
Shilpa is a First in Math Grand Champion and an incredible mathematician. She is an outstanding role model and goes above and beyond in the classroom. She is empathetic, kind, and patient with others. When she has free time, she chooses to visit the kindergarten classrooms and provide support for the kindergarten students.Read more
Congratulations to Freedom and Liberty Bands for Performing at the 2023 Northampton County Band Festival
Congratulations to the members of the Freedom and Liberty bands that performed in the 2023 Northampton County Band festival this past weekend at Bethlehem Catholic High School. They, along with 8 other high schools performed a very challenging band program last Saturday evening and did a spectacular job! BASD Proud!
Bella Applegate, a sophomore at Freedom High School of Bethlehem, PA is a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders to be held June 21-23, 2023, just outside Boston, on the University of Massachusetts Lowell campus.Read more
Harley serves as the Stage Manager of the Liberty Theatre Company. He has outstanding leadership abilities and continues to display professionalism and dedication to the theatre. He helps build the sets in Stage Craft class at Liberty. Harley hopes to study Theatre Design, Technology, and Management at Wagner College next Fall. Harley's dedication to Liberty Theatre will have a lasting impact on the program for years to come.Read more
Sophia is a phenomenal 5th grade student at Governor Wolf and a friend to her peers. She is extremely hardworking, caring, patient, and giving to those around her. She listens with empathy and is sure to include everyone around her, whether in the classroom or at recess. Sophia definitely leads by example!Read more
Congratulations to our East Hills Middle School National History Day students who competed at Muhlenberg College on Saturday, March 4th. The performance group took first place in their category. First and second place were won in the exhibit category and a website took third place. These groups will advance to the state competition at the University of Scranton on April 22-23!
Sophia is always working hard and helping others at Donegan Elementary School. She works closely with our Life-Skills students and makes them feel comfortable and included during any part of our day. She is kind, determined, and always willing to help our Pre-K classrooms learn their routine and procedures! Maybe a future teacher!Read more
Melina is a LEADER in every aspect of the word. She is a member of the Marvine Student Lighthouse where she has assisted in making many informed choices for her school. She is also a ranking member of her school Safety Patrol where she has served the Marvine Community and kept the students safe at every turn. She volunteers to help whenever and wherever help is needed. She is a kind student who serves as a wonderful role model for all of her peers. She is super smart academically and socially. We are so proud of Melina!Read more
Jose is an amazing student who gives great effort in his academic classes as well as around Northeast Middle School. He is always willing to lend an extra hand in the cafeteria and in the classroom. Jose is interested in helping the homeless population after seeing a presentation in his social studies class. We are BASD Proud of Jose!Read more
Randy is a fifth grade student at Lincoln Elementary School. He is an outstanding role model for his fellow classmates. He is a responsible and extremely hard-working student that always strives to do his best! He takes initiative in his learning and has been very diligent in his First in Math efforts. Currently, he is the sticker count leader for all BASD fifth grade students. We are so proud of all Randy has accomplished, and we know he will continue to roar out and make us all BASD proud!Read more
Clarence is a fifth grade student at Calypso Elementary School. He is eager to be involved in activities and jobs in all parts of school. One of his favorite tasks is putting up and taking down the American Flag everyday. He is already a Grand Champion in First in Math, having achieved that milestone in early October!
Clarence enjoys and excels in all subjects, and he willingly helps classmates who need assistance. We can always count on Clarence to have a positive attitude, give his best effort, and demonstrate leadership in all areas of his day!Read more
Congratulations to Owen Haas, who will be representing Liberty at the Lebanon Valley College Honors Band this weekend! Owen will receive a $10,000 scholarship to the college for participating!
Morgan Taylor is a fifth grade student at Spring Garden Elementary School with a big heart. She is a hard worker and has shown so much growth. Morgan has demonstrated being a leader in advocating for herself. Morgan is a great friend and a super fun student. We are BASD Proud of Morgan!Read more
Diya is an 8th grade student at Nitschmann Middle School. She is an amazing student and great friend to her classmates. She is involved with dramatics, Reading Olympics, band, jazz band, orchestra, the book store, and the National Junior Honor Society. We are BASD Proud of you, Diya!Read more
Candido was formerly a member of the STEPS Expansion Class at Freedom High School. He demonstrated tremendous growth that led him to an opportunity to participate in the STEPS 3 program where he obtained full-time paid employment at Moravian University. At Moravian, Candido works at the Star Campus Restaurant in dining services. His employers at Moravian rave about his work ethic, positive attitude, and willingness to grow. The Operations Manager told our STEPS team that she would "take 10 Candidos." He always has a smile on his face and is a joy to be around. BASD is proud of Candido!Read more
Elle is an amazing student and a great friend to her classmates. She is an 8th grade student at Nitschmann Middle School. She is involved in dramatics, soccer, basketball, the morning announcement leadership program, environmental club, ski and snowboard club, volleyball, and the school store. We are BASD Proud of you Elle!Read more
Thank you to the NAACP Youth Club at Liberty High School who was preparing and delivering Thanksgiving Baskets to New Bethany Ministries and Victory House. (Tomacene Nickens, Maria Guzman, Iysis Nickens, Mikiyah Finley, Kasiah Dickenson, Azariah Drundgo, and Malakhi Holmes)
LHS Grenadier band student Anna Lazewski, was honored for "Outstanding Volunteer" at the Northampton County Festival for the hours and projects she has completed outside of band and within the Lehigh Valley community.
Congratulations to LHS Grenadier band students, Carilyn McLaughlin, Hannah King, and Emma DeAngelo who were recognized for receiving the “Outstanding Northampton Youth Award” at the Northampton County Festival. They were recognized for their leadership in managing the uniform room and stepping up following the passing of Mrs. Z (Ruth Zettlemoyer), the beloved Grenadier band seamstress and longtime volunteer.
Kayden is a hard working and respectful second grade student at Freemansburg Elementary School. He is always willing to help others, even without telling him to do so. He is a leader inside and outside the classroom, and his classmates look up to him. Congratulations, Kayden, for soaring to new heights at Freemansburg!Read more
Malcolm started playing the trumpet while he was in the first grade under the instruction of Mr. Larry Wright. He is currently in fifth grade at Miller Heights Elementary School. At the urging of his sister, Charlotte, he tried out for the COVID-version of East Hills Jazz Band on trumpet and has been playing with East Hills Jazz and Concert Band for the last three years. Last year, he joined the East Hills MS Orchestra. Over the summer, Malcolm had the opportunity to attend the week-long Moravian University Summer Jazz Camp and looks forward to attending again next summer. Malcolm enjoys fishing, reading, and video games in his free time, as well as woodworking.Read more
Jing-Chun (Wendy) is a fifth grade student at Clearview Elementary School. Wendy is a leader at school in so many ways. She is a part of Safety Patrol and Student Leader. Wendy also is very artistic and creative by playing the flute and being a writer. She enjoys being with friends at Board and Brush.Read more
“I’m always told that I'm very mature for my age, and I believe that it's because I am a CODA (Child of Deaf Adult). Having to be the interpreter for my parents while I was young taught me a lot of things and having to be mature was one of them. Whenever my mom would take me to her friends’ house there was always an age gap between me and their child(ren)...Read more
The first two weeks of the season weren’t what 13-year-old Owen Fink had in mind. His hope was to bump his average from last year’s 175 to 190.
He needed a shot in the arm to rejuvenate his game. Refocused, he executed his plan perfectly.
The Bethlehem resident found the lanes at Steel City Bowl a bit more forgiving and made a statement by opening with a 300 game. But he didn’t rest on his laurels; he tacked on 237 and 248 for a 785.Read more
Christian is an amazing 8th grader from the Greyhound team and a terrific part of the East Hills family! He has played the trombone for 5 years and is an outstanding leader in the band. He is super kind to everyone no matter the grade, and he helps when anyone asks. He is a very consistent and reliable ensemble member. He is super positive and a great role model for the younger members of the band. Teachers say Christian is a great kid, hard worker, and enjoys his time in the classroom and with his friends. He is a terrific, creative student that we loving having in class!Read more
“I never stayed in a place for more than a year or two. I was born in Bethlehem, but I grew up all over, from Allentown, Easton, Ohio, and Chicago. I've lived with many family members and friends, as well as been homeless for quite a while. Throughout my life, I have been through many traumatic experiences.Growing up, I have had to be an adult and take care of things a child shouldn’t have to do. I was bullied and judged for many things that were out of my control. This included how I dressed, looked, and even where I lived...Read more
Jackson is a fourth grade student at Asa Packer Elementary School who has shown growth and leadership while in BASD. He assists others in his class and has become a role model for younger students. He puts effort into everything he does. Outside of school, Jackson is involved with football, wrestling, and baseball.Read more
"My first day of second grade, I was terrified to go inside. I cried with my mom until a student teacher took my hand and walked me inside. I became more comfortable at school over the years but it never got easier. Middle school started off well. I joined the volleyball team and played the French horn. Going to school was fine, but when I was there I would always be nervous. I remember sitting in class fine one minute and I’d be crying the next with no idea why...Read more
“Some of my biggest passions have been discovered through being a student in the BASD. I went to Freemansburg Elementary School, where I had met some of my greatest friends that I consider family. I joined Boy Scouts in 1st grade led by someone who I consider to be my second mother and who took care of me and also taught at the school, Mrs. Diaspe. I am still currently in Scouts and I am currently working on my Eagle Scout...Read more
“I have lived in Bethlehem my whole life; however, I attended a small private school until 9th grade. My school provided me with a great education, however, I began to feel trapped by the school’s stagnant environment starting in 6th grade. I have always been an extroverted person. I used to get in trouble a lot for talking too much or expressing myself. Making a mistake was severely looked down upon. Back then, mistakes were not something to learn from; they were something to be punished for. Constantly getting in trouble but not knowing how to improve left my middle school mental health in the dumpster...Read more
"When I went to Northeast Middle School and would drive past Liberty, I always talked about playing football there and how one day I’d make a name for myself on that field. My freshman year at Liberty, I got to play on the Freshman football team. Then, in August before my sophomore year, I faced the biggest obstacle so far in my life...Read more
Introducing our new #BuiltByBethlehem series highlighting those within the Bethlehem Area School District community!
Our first video features Freedom High School brothers Kyle and Owen Johnson; who excel on the field and in the classroom.
BASD Communications Coordinator, Barbara Clymer, speaks with Kyle and Owen about their experiences within the Bethlehem Area School District, their favorite teachers, subjects, and an Ivy League plan for the future.
Liberty high school senior Aileigh Mulligan was selected in May to attend the Keystone Girls State Honors Program, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary of Pennsylvania during the week of June 19.Read more
The Canes fall 6-4 to Warwick. There was a ton of effort to come back and fell a little short. But the community is proud of each and every one of these kids. Not many get to say they made it to a state final. It wasn’t the outcome we were looking for, but a great run nonetheless.Read more
Liberty High School held its 100th commencement ceremony Wednesday night for the class of 2022 at the BASD Stadium. Photographer Saed Hindash was there to capture moments of the students on their big day. Lehighvalleylive.com will send photographers to graduations throughout the Lehigh Valley and Warren County this season. Our full coverage of graduations across the region can be found at lehighvalleylive.com/graduation.
Freedom High School held its commencement ceremony Tuesday night at Lehigh University’s Stabler Arena. Photographer Saed Hindash was there to capture moments of the students on their big day. Lehighvalleylive.com will send photographers to graduations throughout the Lehigh Valley and Warren County this season. Our full coverage of graduations across the region can be found at lehighvalleylive.com/graduation.
The Bethlehem Area School District held its 9th annual signing ceremony to recognize top graduating seniors for their academic achievements in the classroom and to spotlight their college selection.
Bethlehem area students signed their national letters of intent Friday and will be heading off to the college of their choice this fall.
Congrats to the Liberty Baseball team on winning the District XI 6A Championship!
Congratulations to Patrick and Brylee for male & female Athlete of the Year at Freedom High School! Two gifted individuals- athletically, academically & personally!
Congratulations to Alex and Kailey for male & female Athlete of the Year at Freedom High School! Two gifted individuals- athletically, academically & personally!
Congrats to the Freedom Boys Lacrosse team on winning the District XI 3A Championship
Outstanding Use of Scenery goes to Liberty High School | The Sound of Music
Outstanding Use of Lighting goes to Freedom High School | Curtains
Outstanding Choreography goes to Liberty High School | The Sound of Music
Outstanding Stage Crew In honor of Capt. Christopher Seifert goes to Liberty High School | The Sound of Music
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role goes to Rebekah “Bex” Vermuelen as Maria Rainer | Liberty High School | The Sound of Music
We wish all of our seniors the best in their future endeavors, and a big thank you for being such a positive influence on the Bethlehem Area School District!
Kali is a fourth grade student at Fountain Hill Elementary School. Intelligent, charismatic, and talented are just three words one could use to describe Kali Drayton. In the classroom, she is hardworking, a leader, and strives to be the best that she can be! This year, Kali has played a vital role with the Student Lighthouse Team, started her own after-school program to clean up local parks, and was recognized by artist, Bart Cooper, for her inspiring piece of artwork.Read more
Thank you to our LHS seniors who will joining the military after graduation. Bottom Left to Right Gabriel Nieves: United States Marine Corps Andrew Getz: PA Army National Guard Erick Aparicio-Alvarez: PA Army National Guard Cesar Acosta: United States Army Top Left to Right Joseph Castro: United States Marine Corps Landon Foster: United States Army Gavin Evans Gartley: United States Army Gentry LaMartin: United States Navy Vangelo Martinez, Jr.: United States Army Not present Angel Bonilla: PA Army National Guard Luis Santiago: United States Marine Corps.
Congratulations to the 2022 BASD School-2-Work Class, who presented individual reports on their own stories during an event this morning... With more than 20 years of student academic achievement and success in their second language, the ESOL School-2-Work Program celebrates a partnership unlike any other between the St. Luke’s Health Network and the Bethlehem Area School District!
Julia is a sophomore at Freedom high School. She is in the Patriot band, drum and fife corps, jazz band, plays the piano in the choir, FHS theatre and is one of the theatre dance captains. Julia has been nominated for the 2022 Freddy Awards as Outstanding Performance by a Female Ensemble Member and Outstanding Performance by a Featured Dancer. Outside of school, Julia enjoys dance class.Read more
Congratulations to Northeast Middle School on placing Second at What's So Cool About Manufacturing STATES!
Congratulations Anna for being named Artist of the Month by PBS39! Anna is a 4th grader at Spring Garden ES. At school, she is a reading buddy (peer tutor) for her first grade buddy. She is an exceptional student who puts full effort into everything that she does! Outside of school, Anna is involved with the Young Playwrights Lab and will be having her own original play performed at Zoellner Arts Center.Read more
Congrats to Liberty High Schools' PJAS team for a First Place finish at the State-level competition! The Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science State Level competition was held at Penn State University, University Park, PA.
Congratulations Northeast Middle School Marching Band for winning 1st Place with an excellent rating in the Music in the Parks competition at Hershey Park!
Young Bethlehem students are being honored for their leadership and life skills.
Calypso Elementary School received a Lighthouse Milestone Achievement Award Wednesday.
It became certified and named as the "Leader in Me" Lighthouse School by Franklin Covey Education.
The school is one of 600 from around the country to receive the special honor.Read more
BASD is proud of FHS senior, Adam Walker, who recently completed his Eagle Scout Project and submitted it to the Boy Scout Council. His project was to build a ramp on the snack stand at the BTAA Athletic Complex of Meyer Lane to make the stand accessible to all. Adam found donors to fund his $3,400 project and built a generous ramp that will benefit many years to come. At Freedom, Adam is the President of the FHS Theatre Company, Vice President of the Choir in which he is the men's section leader, a member of Les Chanteurs and Chorale, Captain of the Honor Guard in the FHS Marching Band, Captain of BASD Mini-THON, and National Honor Society member. Adam plans to attend Bucknell University and earn dual degrees in Civil Engineering and Management. Adam currently works part-time at Willow Park Pools.Read more
Easton is a fifth grader at Governor Wolf Elementary School who is a hardworking student and athlete inside and outside the classroom. He works hard in the classroom in all academic areas and helps his peers. Outside the classroom, you can find Easton knitting, playing Ice Hockey on multiple teams, and playing the bagpipes.Read more
The following Freedom High students were selected to participate in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association’s Festivals and were honored at Monday's BASD Board Meeting: Alex Rubery, MaryJo Rutkoski, and Sophia Trembler.Read more
The following Liberty High School students were selected to participate in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association’s Festivals and were honored at Monday's BASD Board Meeting: David Broczkowski, Christopher Giannaras, Casey Huie, Jack Huie, Anna Lazewski, Emma Lisson, Michelle Loaiza, Benjamin Pfefer, and Erineah Quan.Read more
Marcus arrived to BASD from Brazil in 2018. He has shown a great deal of leadership in welcoming all the new students that have arrived from Brazil this year. He has communicated with parents, met students as they got off the bus, gave them tours of the school, and made sure they met all the other Portuguese speakers. He has also been tutoring other students in their native language of Portuguese. He had made plans to escort and translate for a group of Brazilian soccer players to meet the new coach after school. As of today, we have enrolled 10 new Brazilian students this year, bringing the enrollment to 16.Read more
Kevin Rivera is a fourth grader at James Buchanan Elementary School. Kevin is an incredibly hard worker who takes pride in all of his work. He often demonstrates the 7 Habits and is always willing to lend a helping hand towards others. He is very kind and considerate towards others and is someone everyone can count on. Kevin consistently has a smile on his face and brightens everyone's day with his infectious laugh and jokes. Kevin also participates in the instrumental program; he plays the clarinet and trumpet.Read more
Liberty High School student Fallon Ingram is taking matters into her own hands this year as she and her friends prepare for their senior prom. But after tickets went on sale, she says the prices were higher than she expected.Read more
Avery's teachers report that he's been a rock star all year in the Coffee Shop and has been doing amazing at Second Harvest Food Bank where he's been working with his class. Avery always has a positive attitude and an encouraging word for other students. Avery has been a great mentor for Mrs. Weeks' students as well.Read more
Freedom High School senior Julianna Lepardo and her mom, Jannine Lepardo, celebrate her scholarship to East Stroudsburg University.Read more
Genesis Hernandez, a Freedom High senior, and Shayaan Farhad, a senior from Liberty High School, are this year's BASD Superintendent Scholarship Winners. The scholarship will cover tuition for the two students for all four years.Read more
Kylee is a 5th grade student at Freemansburg Elementary School. She does Gymnastics outside of school as well as plays the keyboard, recorder, and violin. Kylee helps her younger brother with his homework and reading. During her free time, she enjoys playing outside with her friends. Kylee's 5th grade teacher says that she is an amazing student and works really hard while she is in school!Read more
Anna's watercolor landscape painting entitled "A Wide Open Place" was submitted to the Hope and Healing Juried Art Show, sponsored by the nonprofit Healing Through The Arts. Her artwork was selected to receive a community cash prize in honor of all the caregivers as a thank you for what the give, selflessly and tirelessly, to help others heal.Read more
Liberty’s Patrick Gilhool swims in the 100-yard butterfly on Wednesday, March 17, 2022, during the PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships at Bucknell University in Lewisburg. Gilhool finished in first place with a time of 47.69.
Spencer is an 11th grade student at Liberty High School. He is involved in THON and hallway decorating for Homecoming. In addition, he has been a part of the Special Olympics since 2008 and Miracle League Baseball since 2014. Spencer loves art and has various pieces of his artwork showcased at the Visions Art Show at the Art Establishment in Bethlehem, the Great Awakenings Café in Philadelphia, and the LHS Art Shows. He is involved in the Best Buddies Program at FHS as well. Spencer is a very outgoing, friendly, and hardworking student who consistently makes Honor Roll, and always has a smile on his face!Read more
Congratulations to Liberty High School senior Abigael Omwega on winning the YWCA Bethlehem Teen Educational Empowerment Award!
Freedom High School Senior Ana Reis won the Teen Educational Empowerment Award from YWCA Bethlehem!
Congratulations to Freedom High School Senior Ciana Feliciano on winning the Teen Educational Empowerment Award from YWCA Bethlehem!
Congratulations to Freedom High School Senior Kailey Turpening on her YWCA Bethlehem Teen Educational Empowerment Award!
The YWCA Bethlehem A Path Forward Award goes to Minerva Ochoa of Freedom High School!
The YWCA Bethlehem is excited and proud to give the Mission award to Liberty High School senior Irampaye Clarisse!
Layla is the Vice President of Student Government, Captain of the Liberty High School Girls Basketball Team, member of the National Honor Society, and member of the Social Justice Club. She hopes to pursue a Physician's Assistant Program in college as well as play collegiate basketball. Layla truly leads by example, and she looks for every opportunity to learn and grow as both a student and person. Layla attended James Buchanan Elementary, Nitschmann Middle School, and now Liberty High School.Read more