LBHS Students of the Month for February

Liberty-Benton High School
Students of the Month for February

Senior Hannah Otley is active in volleyball, Fermata the Blue, student council, National Honor Society, and also serves as a STRIDES leader and FCA secretary. Her favorite subject is history, and she is looking forward to attending the University of Findlay to study physical therapy. Her personal goal is to glorify God in all she does. Hannah is the daughter of Bruce and Tricia Otley.



Junior Evie Stump enjoys baking, running, and shopping, and her favorite subject is history. She is active in cross country, track, student council, and Skills USA. She is looking forward to going to culinary school, and her personal goal is to open her own business. Evie is the daughter of Gene and Jodi Stump.



Sophomore Maddie Parmelee is looking forward to summer break, and she enjoys spending time with friends. She is active in soccer, basketball, and is a STRIDES leader. Her personal goal is to graduate with a 4.0 grade point average. Maddie is the daughter of Ray and Nikki Parmelee.




Freshman Elliott Veenstra enjoys fishing and spending time with friends. He is active in FCA, baseball, cross country, basketball, and choir, and his favorite subject is geometry. He is looking forward to having a good baseball season, and his personal goals are to always do his best and be humble. Elliott is the son of Tyler and Kristy Veenstra.



Honorable Mention Nominations:

Kacey Durliat
Mason Greer
Megann Hohman
Lexi Ostrander
Austin Patrick
Sydney Plesec
Will Poling
Brady Shellhammer
Alice Thomas
Katie Veenstra

Kailea Altman
Ryan Bell
Jasmine Dietelbach
Diego Flores
Tara Gleason
Logan Kizer
Paige Peplinski
Jacob Reindel
Paige Rickle
Grace Schlumbohm
Cameron Schroeder
Samantha Shardo
Brooke Slezak
Darien Smaltz
Tristen Spence

Bryce Ajala
Shane August
Avery Ayers
Braydon Beucler
Tommy Brown
Sydney Crossman
Olivia Deitering
Collin Gaerke
Veronica Kitchen
Alissa Rhodes
Kevin Rickle
Mallory Schloemp
Becky Wilkins

Jason Alford
Ethan Altman
Sophie Aschemeier
Dru Baker
Lincoln Ebert
Kylie Evans
Noah Lyon
Lauren Smith
Patrick Streacker
Taylor Ward

LBHS Staff Member of the Month

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

Mr. Chad Marzec is in his second year of teaching science at Liberty-Benton High School, and he previously taught for two years at St. John’s Jesuit High School.

Mr. Marzec is originally from Rossford, Ohio, and he earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy and his Master of Arts degree from the University of Findlay. He resides in Findlay with his wife, Alisa, and their four children: Jack (7), Kate (5), Emily (2), and Andrew (9 months).

Mr. Marzec enjoys seeing growth from hard work in his students, and he enjoys helping students reach their full potential. He is looking forward to running a half marathon in April, and he enjoys spending time with family, fishing, and wrestling.

Liberty-Benton Designated Purple Star District

I am pleased to announce that Liberty-Benton High School has received the Purple Star designation from the Ohio Department of Education. We acknowledge the outstanding commitment that military families make in serving our great nation. We are here to applaud and support them in any way we can throughout the educational process. I would like to recognize Mr. Chad Marzec, a Purple Heart recipient in his own right, as being instrumental in helping Liberty-Benton High School receive this designation.

Mark Kowalski

8th Graders Work with Marathon Petroleum Engineers

On Friday, March 2, ​​engineers from Marathon Petroleum came to L-B to​ present the “Engineering Adventures” program to​ 8th grade science and math students. ​​In the classroom​,​ the Marathon employees taught students how potential and kinetic energy are important to designing pipelines. They also related pipeline design to roller coasters. ​Groups of students worked together to design and build roller coasters with the help of teachers and engineers!