Climate Control teamed up with The Community Blood Center to host a Blood Drive on December 6, 2012. Knowing that this is the season when Blood Centers can be in short supply, Dave Dennis and his team at Climate Control answered the call and provided a place for donations.
Twenty people were in attendance, including Comfort Bear, to help meet the need and give a pint! To find another blood drive in your area, click here, or to host your own Blood Drive, contact your local Community Blood Center 888-647-4040.
Submitted by Liberty North High School
Liberty North Band
Written by Senior Joe Perez, 9.17.12
Sounds of Ozzy Osbourne, Queen and Rush were heard as the Liberty North band competed against other schools in Carollton last Saturday, September 22. Aside from competitions, Liberty North’s band performs at every Eagle’s home football game under the lights at William Jewell. They display their skills to the state and nation at their competitions, which the drumline has taken 1st in a couple of times.
“Our indoor drumline is the best. I’m really proud to be a part of that for the past 3 years,” senior Rebecca Reed said. The band does not just magically perform well when they take their field to perform; they practice long and often under the wing of band director Shane Fuller.
“We practice every day during school in the morning. It gets tough and really hot even though it’s in the morning. We also practice on Thursdays at night for 2 hours,” Reed said
From an outside perspective, some may see the members focusing all their attention on band, such as one would invest most of their time in athletics or maintaining a 4.0. Most of the band students are involved in other activities and honor classes. Some are even in sports, such as football.
“It’s challenging playing both football and band, especially since I do them both in the same season. It really keeps me busy though,” junior Luke Small said.
Even though the weather circumstances do not always favor the students in the band, they are able to press through the obstacles, such as a sport, classes, and more, and perform at a high caliber level and dazzle the students. “I enjoy every part of our band and it amazes me every time I hear them play. They are all good,” senior Lincoln McCoy said. Band members help each other perfect their routine. “I like the feeling of success as a team when we work together,” senior David Roelofsz said.
Navy by The Numbers
Written by Senior Savana Morrison, 9.12.12
Liberty North students have a rare advantage over many other high schools: opportunities. With the smaller population at North students have the opportunity to participate in and create new clubs and activities. This is just what four Liberty North seniors did. Seniors Grace Brown, Laura Haskell, and Cassidy Warne teamed up with senior Robin Rittermeyer this year to make a brand new pep club, known as the Navy. “At the start it was all very confusing trying to get a team that would represent the school best. But going through the process of getting people signed up and brainstorming ideas turned out to be a lot of fun,” Rittermeyer said. Unlike the majority of other clubs, this club was founded by students and is intended to encourage all student activities.
“The Navy is a brand new organization here that is by the students, for the students. Our goal is to promote school spirit,” Brown said.
Although most pep groups focus on sports, the Navy is determined to support all groups, organizations, and activities. “We promote school spirit by supporting athletics, performing arts, and other extracurricular groups. We will do this by cheering at games, selling merchandise, and organizing special events for the Navy members. We hope to give the students a voice as we boost Eagle pride,” Brown said.Throughout the year students have the chance to snag North merchandise that is only available to Navy members.
“Each season we’re planning on designing new shirts for the activities taking place. Students may also receive face tattoos, spirit beads, and other various things as well,” Warne said.
The Navy is sure to bring excitement and support to many student activities around Liberty North. If interested, contact one of the four above and pay a membership due of ten dollars.