Today proceeds to be a sad day amongst all of those who have ever entered through the doors at Liberty Jr. Sr. High School. Having been through those doors myself, it saddens me to hear that Liberty will be closing. As a college student, I have looked back and have realized that Liberty is a rare school to be found in Pennsylvania, much less any other state. The teachers at Liberty aren't there just to teach and receive a paycheck, but rather to reach out to students, making an impact on their lives, and to help shape their futures. I, as well as many other past and present students, cannot begin to thank the teachers at Liberty for helping me become what and who I am today.
Liberty may be a small country school, but it is one of the best around. It is so much more than students, textbooks, and lab equipment. It is filled with people coming together to prepare the next generation. At Liberty, teachers don't just know your name and your grades. They know your siblings, they know your parents, and yes, they just might even know your grandparents. There stands a good chance they may be related to you or even be your neighbor. Despite this, they know what their students are capable of and urge them to become the best they can be. Some students do not realize how fortunate they are to have such teachers; I hope one day they realize just how good they had it. Connections teachers make with students at Liberty are rare, making the school more special.
By closing Liberty Jr./Sr. High School, not only will the teachers and students be disbanded, but the community as well. Liberty does not just bring teachers and students together, but it brings the whole community together by having soccer games, basketball games, square dances, musicals, fundraisers, parades, concerts, and many other countless activities. The closing of Liberty will have more than just a financial impact; it will have broken the relationships between teachers, students, and community. Its closing will also affect the generations to come. So instead of closing schools like Liberty, why aren't more schools like Liberty opening?
It saddens me to hear this news, but we are the Mounties and Mounties we will forever be.
Submitted by Virtual Newsroom