LBHS Students of the Month for November

Liberty-Benton High School
Students of the Month for November

Senior Lucas Mattingly has been active in soccer, choir, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and basketball. He enjoys golfing, hanging out with friends and attending St. Michael’s Refuge Youth Group. His favorite classes are Calculus and Government, and he is looking forward to graduating from high school. His personal goal is to graduate from a four-year university with a degree in business. Lucas is the son of Rick and Melanie Mattingly.

Junior Emma Otley enjoys playing piano, reading, writing, and drawing, and her favorite classes are World History and Anatomy. She is active in volleyball, FCA, and is the choir accompanist. She is looking forward to the next chapter of life after high school, and her personal goal is to graduate with a 4.0 grade point average. Emma is the daughter of Bruce and Tricia Otley.

Sophomore Caleb Aukerman is involved in 4-H showing livestock, 4-H camp counselor, active in church youth group, volunteers with Upwards Basketball, and plays indoor soccer. His favorite subjects are math, English, and social studies, and he is active in soccer, FCA, and choir. He is looking forward to graduating and attending college, and his personal goals are to maintain a 3.5 GPA and make a positive difference in the community. Caleb is the son of Ryan and Tracy Aukerman.

Freshman Allie Hiegel is active in soccer, basketball, and Z-Club, and her favorite subjects are math and art. She enjoys St. Mike’s refuge youth group and hanging out with friends and family. She is looking forward to getting her license, and her personal goal is to maintain a 4.0 grade point average throughout high school. Allie is the daughter of Doug and Kelly Hiegel.

LBHS Staff Member of the Month for November

Liberty-Benton High School
Staff Member of the Month for November

Mr. Lance Stevens is currently in his 15th year of teaching at Liberty-Benton High School. His hometown is Montclair, California. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Bowling Green State University and his Masters of Arts Degree in Education from the University of Toledo.
Lance has been married to his amazing wife, Sara, for 23 years this month. They have an excellent son, Major, who attends Liberty-Benton Elementary.
Mr. Stevens enjoys seeing developing skills in his students. He enjoys interacting with students and colleagues and seeing former students succeed in life after high school. He looks forward to spending time with his family and Mr. Quisno. He also enjoys reading, martial arts, weight training, free masonry, and attending church.

LBHS Students of the Month for October

Liberty-Benton High School
Students of the Month for October

Senior Chloe Wright enjoys playing the guitar, and she is active in varsity football and basketball cheerleading, student council, FCA, choir, musical, Habitudes, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, is a STRIDES leader, and is the senior class president. Her favorite classes are Calculus and College Composition, and she is looking forward to graduating this May. Her personal goals are to graduate with honors and attend a four-year university to major in biology. Chloe is the daughter of Susan and Joe Wright.

Junior Bryce Ajala enjoys photography, volunteering, and attending church youth group, and he is looking forward to getting faster in the upcoming track season. He is active in advanced choir, dinner theatre, soccer, indoor and outdoor track, FCA, and STRIDES. His favorite classes are math, psychology, and anatomy. His personal goal is to get accepted into ASU, Stanford, or Case Western Reserve. Bryce is the son of Charmaine and Musa Ajala.

 

Sophomore Dalton Holley is heavily involved in the Liberty-Benton FFA Chapter. He enjoys trapshooting and working with livestock, and his favorite class is Ag and Plant Science. He is looking forward to helping the Liberty-Benton FFA Chapter grow throughout his high school years. His personal goal is to continue to maintain an office on the Liberty-Benton FFA officer team. Dalton is the son of Jim Holley and Melissa Waldman.

 

 

Freshman Zander Stansbery is active in JV volleyball and choir, and her favorite classes are algebra, art, ASL, and history. She enjoys photography, drawing, Oiler Attack club volleyball, and cooking. She is looking forward to becoming a sophomore and getting her license. Her personal goal is to graduate from high school with a grade point average of 3.8 and above. Zander is the daughter of Robert and Shawna Stansbery.

LBHS Staff Members of the Month for October

Liberty-Benton High School
Staff Members of the Month for October

This month we have chosen to honor all three of our high school lunch ladies as a way to say “Thank You” for all of their hard work in preparing our daily meals, and we are happy to introduce them to you.

Mrs. Ruth Magee is in her 24th year of cooking at Liberty-Benton High School. Her hometown is Benton Ridge, and she has been married to Weldon for 40 years. They have five children: Jeremiah (Kayla), Christopher, Ryan, Kaitlyn (Matt), and Kelsey (deceased). She is also Grandma of 2: Briggs and Bryer.
Ruth enjoys working at LB with the students and staff and people in the kitchen. She is looking forward to Kaitlyn and Matt’s wedding and to someday retiring. She enjoys sewing, snowmobiling, and spending time with family.

Mrs. Wendy Gonso is in her 22nd year of cooking at Liberty-Benton High School. Her hometown is Benton Ridge, and she is the proud mother of Kendra and son-in-law, Nick. She has a three-year-old grandson, Conner, and another grandson arriving in March. She also has two dogs and a cat.
Wendy enjoys working at LB with the wonderful students and staff. She appreciates how welcoming, encouraging, and friendly everyone is. She is looking forward to watching her grandsons grow up. She enjoys baking, gardening, and completing Pinterest projects.

Mrs. Donna Wilson is in her 7th year of cooking and working as cashier at Liberty-Benton. Her hometown is Findlay, and she is married with two sons, one grandson and one granddaughter. She has two Golden Retrievers and a cat.
Donna enjoys interacting with the kids at LB, and she is looking forward to retirement. She enjoys going to the lake, boating, and fishing with her granddaughter and walking with her dogs.
Thank you, Mrs. Gonso, Mrs. Magee, and Mrs. Wilson for all you do! #WeAreLB

LBHS Students of the Month for September

Liberty-Benton High School
Students of the Month for September

Senior Grace Schlumbohm is active in musical, FCA, choir, and is the junior-senior choir rep officer. She is a 10-year member of 4-H, the 2018 Poultry Queen, the 2018 Jr. Fair Queen for Hancock County, and a 4-year member of the junior fair board. Her favorite classes are Spanish and ceramics, and she is looking forward to having a great senior year with lots of memories. Her personal goal is to glorify God in everything she does. Grace is the daughter of Tadd and Jenn Schlumbohm.

 

Junior Holly Heck enjoys dance, Refuge youth group, working at NOW, and volunteering at church services. She is involved in cheerleading, Hancock Youth Leadership, the All A Honor Roll, Spanish Club, National Honor Society, and is the student council secretary. Her favorite classes are English and History. She is looking forward to her senior year and then heading off to college. Her personal goals are to graduate from high school with a 4.0 and get into the college of her choice. Holly is the daughter of Bruce and Christine Heck.

 

Sophomore Matthew Berger is active in football, wrestling, track, Z-Club, yearbook, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. His favorite classes are science and math, and he enjoys St. Michael’s Refuge youth group, hanging out with friends, and watching movies. He is looking forward to enjoying his years at LB, and his personal goal is to be the best person he can be. Matthew is the son of Jason and Judy Berger.

 

Freshman Izzy Granger is looking forward to playing in tournaments with the volleyball team, and her favorite subjects are math and science. She is active in volleyball, basketball, track, and choir, and she enjoys hanging out with her friends. Her personal goal is to maintain a positive attitude. Izzy is the daughter of the A.J. and Heather Granger.

LBHS Staff Member for the Month of September

Liberty-Benton High School
Staff Member for the Month of September

We welcome Mr. Taylor Pothast to Liberty-Benton High School this Fall. He is currently in his fourth year of teaching, and he earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo. Mr. Taylor Pothast has joined our high school social studies department, and he is teaching psychology, sociology, world affairs, and some freshmen and sophomore history.

Mr. Pothast is from Ottawa-Glandorf and is married to his wife, Ashley. They have a son, Westin, who is two, and their second child is due in November. His interests include basketball, cows, and golf.
He enjoys the relationships that are built with students, and he sees this as important and unique as a teacher. He is looking forward to seeing how his students succeed in life as young adults.

Monarch Butterflies Raised in Environmental Science Class

The Liberty-Benton Biology and Environmental Science classes have been working with the Toledo Zoo to take care of Monarch Butterflies. Today, our students marked and released two of the butterflies that will make the journey to Mexico. In total the students helped raise 6 butterfly’s. Their duties included finding food, cleaning the cages, planting more milk week, marking the butterflies, and releasing the butterflies.