We were saddened to hear of the accidental shooting death of Liberty-Benton junior, Kyle Markins on Saturday evening. Brenda Frankart, LBHS Principal, and I spent time with the family yesterday afternoon followed by an informal gathering of counselors, friends and family members last night at the high school.
Counselors are available at the school to help students and staff cope with this tragedy.
We know that a lot of us will recall fond memories of Kyle. The high school school office will be collecting cards or written notes with memories of Kyle to share with the family.
Please keep Kyle and his family in your prayers. Funeral arrangements are pending at Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home.
Superintendent, Liberty-Benton Local Schools
The Liberty-Benton Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and the Teachers Association (LBTA) are holding a Meet the Candidates Night on Thursday, October 22 at 7:30 pm in the High School Cafetorium. The forum will allow board member candidates to answer questions submitted by staff and the community.
The candidates running for two open board seats include:
Mr. Mark Badertscher
Mr. Steve Benson
Mr. Shawn Lyon
Mr. Kevin Schoonover
Mr. Gene Stump
If you have questions you would like to submit for consideration, please send via email to Julie Newman, LBTA Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Name of high school band: Liberty Benton High School Marching Band
Name of band director: Mr. Tom Holben
Name and title of any assistants: Mr. Ray Wolfe ( Assistant), Mr. Michael Conley (Percussion)
How many members are there? 34
What other instrumental groups are derived from your band? Concert Band, Pep Band, Jazz Band, and Musical Pit
What is one thing you would like our readers to know about your band? Liberty Benton High School Marching Band is performing selections from the Motion Picture Soundtrack Guardians Of The Galaxy.
Hooked on a Feeling
Come and Get Your Love
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
The Ensemble performs at Liberty Benton Football Games, Parades, and OMEA Marching Band Events. Liberty Benton Instrumental Music Program prides itself on it’s Excellent tradition. Members of the ensemble enjoy performing on the field and hope to convey their emotions to the audience.