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Encyclopedia > Liberty High School (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)

Liberty High School is a public high school located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the United States. For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... Location in Lehigh and Northampton Counties, Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country State Counties Lehigh and Northampton Founded 1741 Government  - Mayor John B. Callahan Area  - City  19. ...

Liberty is the larger of two public high schools in the Bethlehem Area School District, with Freedom High School being the other. Liberty's current attendance area includes students from most of Bethlehem, all of Fountain Hill, Freemansburg, and Hanover Township. Bethlehem Area School District is a school district located in Lehigh and Northampton, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Freedom High School is a public high school in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Fountain Hill is a borough located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. ... Freemansburg is a borough in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Hanover Township is a township located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. ...

In the 2005-2006 academic year, 2,784 students attended Liberty High Schools. It employs a staff of 153 full-time teachers, and 5 part-time teachers.



Liberty High School was opened in 1923[1]. Originally named Bethlehem High School, it is located in the geographical center of Bethlehem.


The school's athletic teams compete in the Lehigh Valley Conference, which also includes high schools from Allentown, Easton, Emmaus, and other Lehigh Valley locations. Liberty's primary athletic rivalry is with Freedom High School (Pennsylvania), its cross-city Bethlehem rival. The two schools compete each year for "The Bell". The team that wins the most head-to-head meetings between each school in each sport retains "The Bell". Liberty has held "The Bell" for over 17 straight years. The Lehigh Valley Conference is an athletic conference consisting of 12 large high schools from Lehigh and Northampton counties in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic Semper Tyrannis Pennsylvanias location in the United States Allentowns location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lehigh Founded 1762 Government  - Mayor Ed Pawlowski Area  - City  18. ... Northampton Countys location in Pennsylvania Eastons location in Northampton County Coordinates: , Country State County Northampton Government  - Mayor Sal Panto Jr. ... Emmaus is a borough in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... For other uses, see Lehigh Valley (disambiguation). ... Freedom High School is a public high school in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, in the United States. ...


In 2005, the Liberty football team won the PIAA East football championship and placed second in the Pennsylvania state finals (losing in the finals to McKeesport Area High School). In the 2006 season, Liberty played Upper Saint Clair, a Pittsburgh school ranked 16th in the country and Liberty ranked 18th. for the Pennsylvania PIAA-AAAA football finals in Hershey. However, Liberty lost for a second straight year in the finals, winning the silver medal[2]. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association is the governoring body of high school and junior high school sports in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... McKeesport Area High School is a public high school located in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Upper St. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... Hershey redirects here. ...


Liberty High School also has a competitive rifle shooting team. The team shoots .22 long rifle, germam made, Anschutz rifle's. The team shoots, in matches, against several other high schools in northeastern PA.

Girls Lacrosse

Liberty Girls Lacrosse Club, a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization, was founded by Joe Sexton, MD in 2003 sparked through the enthusiasm of approximately 25 girls at Liberty High School. In March of 2007, 51 girls joined the club and for three years there has been a Varsity and Junior Varsity level team. It is the first organized team for girls lacrosse in the Bethlehem Area School District. Mostly consisting of players from Liberty High School, the club also invites other girls from neighboring schools to participate who have nowhere else to play. The mission of the club includes introducing the sport of lacrosse into the PIAA interscholastic competitive level in the Bethlehem Area School District.

Grenadier Band

The Liberty High School Grenadier Band is a 240-member band with a long, successful tradition as one of the nation's premier high school bands. Modeled after the band of the Coldstream Guards, the LHSGB is the only American high school band to have performed with the Guards in concert. They take a trip to England every four years, as well as places like Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The Coldstream Guards is a regiment of the British Army, part of the Guards Division or Household Division. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Cinderella Castle is the symbol of the Magic Kingdom. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... This article is about the harbor in Hawaii. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...

Scholastic Scrimmage

Liberty High School traditionally has faired well in Pennsylvania's Scholastic Scrimmage contest, where Pennsylvania high schools compete against each other in an academic trivia contest. Liberty has won the contest three times (1982, 1984, and 1994) and placed second four times (1989, 1993, 1995, and 1997). Scholastic Scrimmage is a high school quiz bowl game show airing on WLVT-TV and WPSU-TV (formerly WPSX-TV), and is hosted by Karen Walton and David Price respectively. ...


Liberty DECA has shown a lot of promise in the DECA competitions and current advisors Joseph Spang JR. and Kristen Spang. The current chapter president is Camille Urbano. Previous Presidents inclued Alex Emmons, Shirana Jimenez,Matt Piazza, and Sean Martin. During the 2007 State competition, Liberty received 1st, 2nd, and 4th place to take 4 people to the ICDC in Orlando, Florida and is reperesented by Brandon Carrigan, Dan Bossert, Matt Piazza and Ben Doll. Liberty enjoys a friendly competition with rivals Freedom High School. DECA is a digital entertainment studio located in Santa Monica, CA and founded in 2007. ... Freedom High School is a public high school in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, in the United States. ...

Notable alumni

Charles Philip Bednarik (born May 1, 1925 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) (a. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert (official) Andy Reid (de facto) Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... Peter Carril (born July 10, 1930 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States) is a former professional and collegiate basketball coach. ... The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. ... Alexandra Chando Alexandra Chando (born July 28, 1986 in Pennsylvania) is an Emmy-nominated American actress. ... As the World Turns (ATWT) is the second longest-running American television soap opera (the first being Guiding Light),[1] airing each weekday on CBS. Set in the fictional town of Oakdale, Illinois, the show debuted on Monday, April 2, 1956[2] at 1:30pm. ... Jimmy DeGrasso (born March 16, 1963 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) is a American heavy metal drummer. ... Megadeth is an American thrash metal band led by founder, frontman and songwriter Dave Mustaine. ... Jonathan Frakes (born August 19, 1952) is an American actor and director best known for his portrayal of Commander William T. Riker in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and David Xanatos on Disneys Gargoyles. ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... Michael Albert Hartenstine (born July 27, 1953 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) is a former American football defensive end in the NFL. He spent his entire 13 year career with the Chicago Bears. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... Gary Lavelle (born January 3, 1949 in Scranton, Pennsylvania) is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1974-1985 and 1987. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–1885) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT... Reverend Barry W. Lynn is the Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, and one of the leaders in the American religious left. ... Americans United for Separation of Church and State (Americans United or AU for short) is an advocacy group in the United States which promotes the separation of church and state, a legal doctrine derived from the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Pennsylvania to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... Billy Packer (born February 25, 1940 in Wellsville, New York) is an American sportscaster for CBS Sports and a published author. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Sheetal Sheth Sheetal Sheth (born June 24, 1976 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey) is a film actress. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Liberty High School has undergone numerous renovations since it was first built. One during the late 1960s when Freedom High School was built, with the most recent being in 2005. It is expected to be completed by 2009 at a cost of $60 million, but the Commons Building is Scheduled to Open Spring 2007. During these renovations, Liberty High School has made a freshman campus for 9th graders to attend. This is located a few blocks away from the actual high school and used to be Northeast Middle School, which is also part of the Bethlehem Area School District. 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


  1. ^ http://www-lhs.beth.k12.pa.us/profile.htm
  2. ^ http://www.mcall.com/sports/highschool/all-hurricanes.5614346dec17,0,5193574.story?coll=all-sports-hed

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