This year is the school’s third year in a row to receive this prestigious award that is based on academic, fine arts, and athletic competitions throughout the year. In its 32-history, Liberty has won this overall championship now for the 10th time.
The more than 1,300 students from preschool to 12th grade participated in an all-school assembly where they were applauded for their outstanding achievements.
“This foundation of learning at Liberty begins in preschool and with our great teachers, coaches, and parents,” said Founder and President Rodney Haire.
He added that these TAPPS competitions in Upper School evaluate objectively the hard work and dedication of students who are applying themselves and getting it right.
After Headmaster Ed Cook honored Dr. Haire and the student body with the trophy, each principal from ECE, Lower, Middle, and Upper School named groups of students to stand and be applauded for their amazing accomplishments throughout the year.
Fine Arts Department Chair and Competition and Academic Competition Director Misty Baptiste also commended students and their teachers for an incredible year.
Academic and Fine Arts accolades at state this year include the following: Academic and Speech – First place; Band – First place; Art – First place; Cheer – First place; Dance – Second place; Choir – Third place.
Baptiste also announced Brandon Graham, art teacher, as the winner of the TAPPS Fine Arts Teacher of the Year. This year is the third in a row that a teacher from Liberty has been chosen for the award.
Athletic Director Zack Vest also spoke and applauded all of the sports teams and specifically the ones who contributed points to the overall state win: Boys Cross Country, Girls Cross Country, Volleyball, Football, Wrestling – Second place; Cheer – First place; Girls Basketball – First place; Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Boys Track and Field – First place; Girls Track and Field – First place.
Campus Pastor Chris Searcy closed the assembly in prayer, thanking God for His blessing Liberty Christian and for loving students and teachers in every school around the world.