LBHS Students of the Month for January

Liberty-Benton High School
Students of the Month for January

Senior Emma Grubinski is active in basketball, softball, student council, Habitudes, STRIDES, FCA, and National Honor Society, and she is looking forward to graduation. Her favorite classes are anatomy with Mr. McRedmond and yearbook with Mr. LaFontaine. She enjoys going to youth group, walking her dog, listening to music, and going on mission trips. Her personal goals are to graduate from college and later own a business. Emma is the daughter of Kevin and Kendra Grubinski.


Junior Andrew Grimm enjoys collecting sports cards, traveling, and visiting baseball stadiums. His favorite subject is history, and he is active in cross country, quiz bowl, baseball, National Honor Society, and is a STRIDES leader. He is looking forward to going to college and finding a job, and his personal goal is to start a business. Andrew is the son of Allen and Amy Grimm.



Sophomore Luke McDonald is looking forward to summer adventures, and his favorite class is biology. He is active in baseball and basketball, and he enjoys St. Michaels youth ministry Refuge, fishing, and the Marathon Engineering Explorers program. His personal goals are to go to college and obtain a master’s degree in engineering or business administration. Luke is the son of Layne and Kathy McDonald.


Freshman Brycen Abbott is active in football, basketball, and track, and he enjoys fishing and working out. His favorite class is America and the World with Mrs. Foltz, and he is looking forward to becoming more independent. His personal goal is to become the best person he can be. Brycen is the son of Becky and Tim Abbott.



Honorable Mention Nominations for January Included:

Seth Deitering
Kacey Durliat
Ben Heck
Alyson Kettels
Hannah Otley
Will Poling
Kaylee Puthoff
Brady Shellhammer
Katie Veenstra

Luke Bixler
Molly Boney
Gina DeMarsh
Mitchell Estep
Hannah Gazette
Eli Heaster
Gabe Heilman
Lexi Hendel
Logan Kizer
Jacob Reindel
Cameron Schroeder
Brooke Slezak
Tristen Spence
Maya Trautman

Braydon Beucler
Savannah Crossman
Olivia Deitering
Holly Heck
Aby Kettels
Callie Kisseberth
George McCracken
Jessica McQuistion
Emma Otley
Mia Trevino
Hannah Warrington

Jaydelyn Bailey
Hailey Balicki
Cora Brickman
Taylor Beck
Robbie Crossman
Elizabeth Eberhard
Kylie Gioffredo
Dalton Holley
Mary Holley
Allison Hooper
Steven Kintner
Noah Lyon
Dylan Schimmoeller
Lauren Smith
Patrick Streacker

LBHS Staff Member of the Month for January 2018

Liberty-Benton High School
Staff Member of the Month for January 2018

Mrs. Ashlee Amspaugh is in her 3rd year of teaching at Liberty-Benton High School, and previously, she taught in Elmwood. Her hometown is Bowling Green, Ohio, and she earned her bachelor of arts degree and master’s degree from The Ohio State University. Go, Bucks!
Ashlee is married to Kyle, a pediatrict dentist in Findlay, and they have 3 children: Adelyn (a 3rd grader at LB), Eli (a 1st grader) and Anna (age 3).
Mrs. Amspaugh enjoys working with her students. She enjoys their enthusiasm and seeing them become more proficient with the Spanish language. She is looking forward to the high school musical, Music Fest at the Nest, and warm weather! She enjoys running and working out, traveling, and going to OSU football games.

LBHS Environmental Science Wins BRWP Competition

Our Environmental Science classes participated in Blanchard River Watershed Partnership’s (BRWP) annual rain barrel decorating competition. The project’s overall goal was to address and draw awareness to nonpoint source pollution and to promote a positive means of community participation. Both barrels submitted by our Environmental Science classes placed in the top two barrels in the Agriculture Theme category. The barrels were featured at the Findlay Village Mall during the Greater Findlay Home Show this past weekend.

LBHS Students of the Month for December 2017

Liberty-Benton High School Students of the Month for December 2017

Senior Rafael Naranjo Garcia enjoys soccer and traveling, and his favorite subjects are science and math. He is looking forward to going to college, and his personal goal is to become a neurologist. Rafael is the son of Juan Naranjo and Flor Garcia.




Junior Molly Walker is active in volleyball, STRIDES, National Honor Society, and Z-Club, and she enjoys working out to stay healthy. Her favorite subjects are math and chemistry, and she is looking forward to starting fresh at college. Her personal goals are to stay true to who she is and have confidence in herself. Molly is the daughter of Carla Walker.



Sophomore Julia Bell is active in choir and Spanish Club, and she is looking forward to getting her first job. Her favorite class is Spanish, and she enjoys reading, cooking, and listening to music. Her personal goal is to continue to achieve academic success in her classes. Julia is the daughter of Brian and Geniene Bell.



Freshman Kati Pape enjoys singing and painting, and her favorite classes are history, science, and choir. She is active in the musical, “Spamalot,” soccer, and softball, and she looks forward to making memories with her friends at basketball, baseball, and football games. Her personal goals are to get really good grades throughout high school and college and become a science teacher. Kati is the daughter of Paul and Jodi Pape.


Honorable Mention Nominations for December Included:

Eliza Brisbin
Corrine Groves
Emma Grubinski
Sydney McMonigal
Hannah Otley
Sydney Plesec
Kaylee Puthoff
Justin Risner
Scott Symmes
Katie Veenstra

Ryan Bell
Andrew Grimm
Eli Heaster
Katelyn Lewis
Brandon Maas
Karissa Mead
Nicolas Petrella
Jacob Reindel
Grace Schlumbohm

Clark August
Ben Boutwell
Kyle Butler
Marcellus Eckford
Holly Heck
Callie Kisseberth
Michael Kotey
Alissa Rhodes
Mia Trevino
Mattie Vermilya

Brycen Abbott
Sophie Aschemeier
Robbie Crossman
Logan Cupp
Austin Kern
Chloe Kern
Lauren Kern
Noah Lyon
Alexis Nagy

LBHS Staff Member of the Month for December 2017

Liberty-Benton High School Staff Member of the Month for December 2017

Mrs. Kelley Foltz is in her 21st year of teaching at Liberty-Benton High School. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Findlay in 1994, a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Findlay in 1995, and a Master’s degree from Bowling Green State University in 2003.

Mrs. Foltz is an LB grad, and she grew up in Findlay. She is married to her husband, Matt, and they have a daughter, Shiloh, and 3 cats: Whiskers, Jumpy, and Zebi.

Mrs. Foltz enjoys teaching to see students have their “AH HA” moments. She likes teaching about historical events and helping students to make the connection to why modern times are the way they are now.
She is looking forward to her family moving into her grandmother’s house, and her interests include completing crosswords, reading, and cooking.