LBHS Staff Member of the Month for May

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

Mrs. Amy Teders is currently in her 11th year of teaching at Liberty-Benton and her 16th year overall. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary English Education from Bowling Green State University, a Master’s Degree in Education from Heidelberg, and a Master’s Degree in English from Ohio University.

Mrs. Teders is from Bowling Green, Ohio, and she has been married to her husband, Randy, for 15 years. They have twins, Luke and Isaac, in 7th grade at LB, and Madi, in 3rd grade at LB.

Mrs. Teders enjoys interacting with and getting to know her students. She also enjoys intertwining technology with teaching English.

She is looking forward to finishing her master’s degree this summer and enjoying summer vacation. She enjoys reading, shopping, being outdoors, and spending time with her family.

LBHS Staff Member of the Month for April

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

Mr. Brandon Cupples is in his 16th year of teaching math at Liberty-Benton High School. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Mathematics Education and his Master’s Degree in Education from Bluffton University.
Mr. Cupples grew up in Mount Cory, and he and his wife, Carmen, have been married for twelve years and live on a small farm outside of Pandora. They live on a century farm where his grandparents and great-great grandparents once lived. They have four kids: Teaghan (8), Channing (7), Braelynn (5), and Kynnslee (3).

Mr. Cupples enjoys watching his students work hard to achieve things. When a student is struggling with a concept and continues to work hard until he or she masters the concept, it is not only gratifying to the student, but also to the teacher as well.

Mr. Cupples has a brother that lives in Dubai and another brother that lives in North Carolina. They both come home once a year in the summer, and Mr. Cupples is looking forward to seeing them and their families this summer.
Mr. Cupples loves being physically active. He enjoys playing ultimate Frisbee and basketball with friends, taking bike rides and playing soccer with his family, hiking, and cutting wood for their wood burner. He also enjoys reading to his daughters before bedtime at night.

LBHS Students of the Month for May 2018

Liberty-Benton High School
Students of the Month for May 2018

Senior Sydney Plesec is active in volleyball, National Honor Society, and is a STRIDES leader. She enjoys volunteering at Gateway Church and Pheasants Forever. Her favorite classes are public speaking and government, and she is looking forward to graduating and going to college. Her personal goals are to graduate from college and get a job. Sydney is the daughter of Mark and Kim Plesec.

 

 

Junior Maya Trautman enjoys singing, writing, and watching movies and musicals, and her favorite subject is history. She sings in our school choir and loves participating in musicals. She is looking forward to attending college, and her personal goal is to become a high school history teacher. Maya is the daughter of Kerry and Todd Trautman.

 

 

Sophomore Michael Kotey is active in golf, basketball, track, Z-Club, and Habitudes, and he is looking forward to working at Findlay Country Club this summer and pole vaulting. He enjoys Refuge, the St. Michael’s Parish youth group, and volunteering as an altar server at St. Michael’s. His favorite classes are algebra and biology, and his personal goals are to excel in high school, study engineering, and pole vault in college. Michael is the son of Jan and John Kotey.

 

Freshman Chloe Kern is active in FCA, Z-Club, junior leadership 4-H, Spanish Club, and volleyball, and her favorite classes are history and Spanish. She enjoys working part-time at Jeffrey’s Antiques and shopping for antiques. She is looking forward to meeting tons of new people and going to college. Her personal goals are to make her parents proud and do a good job in school. Chloe is the daughter John and Melissa Kern.

 

Honorable Mention Nominations:

Seniors
Kacey Durliat
Corrine Groves
Lacy Hardy
Alyson Kettels
Zoe King
Sydney Lease
Austin May

Juniors
Dalton Alexander
Gina DeMarsh
Eli Heaster
Keren Garcia-Rolon
Karissa Mead
Nicolas Petrella
Noor Shaheen
Samanatha Shardo
Brooke Slezak
Darien Smaltz
Chloe Wright

Sophomores
Shane August
Kyle Butler
Olivia Deitering
Callie Kissebert
Emma Otley
Kevin Rickle
Lexi Sutherland
Becky Wilkins

Freshmen
Nathan Garcia
Kylie Gioffredo
Bryan Haas
Dalton Holley
Mary Holley
Steven Kintner
Evan McMonigal
Keaton Rath
Lauren Smith
Trey Stanton

LBHS Students of the Month for April

Liberty-Benton High School
Students of the Month for April

Senior Austin Kanable is active in student council, and he is looking forward to starting college. He enjoys riding his bike, swimming, and spending time with friends. His favorite class is Life in the Sea, and his personal goal is to graduate with a master’s degree. Austin is the son of Rachel and Jim Kanable.

 

 

Junior Brandon Maas enjoys playing hockey through most of the Fall, Winter, and Spring, and hanging out with friends. His favorite subject is history, and he is active in football, baseball, FCA, NHS, and Spanish Club. He is looking forward to summer then hockey season, and his personal goal is to graduate with honors. Brandon is the son of Rod and Tammy Maas.

 

 

Sophomore Alissa Rhodes is active in basketball, volleyball, and choir, and she enjoys socializing and sand volleyball. Her favorite subject is English, and she is looking forward to graduation. Her personal goal is to graduate with a 4.0 GPA. Alissa is the daughter of Scott Rhodes and Missy Masterlasco.

 

 

Freshman Allison Hooper enjoys attending youth group, and her favorite classes are science and Spanish. She is active in Z-Club and soccer, and she is looking forward to getting her driver’s license. Her personal goal is to graduate from college with a 3.5 GPA or higher. Allison is the daughter of Tim and Shelley Hooper.

 

 

Honorable Mention Nominations:

Seniors
Seth Deitering
Kacey Durliat
Cierra Espinoza
Ben Heck
Sydney Lease
Lexi Ostrander
Sydney Plesec
Brady Shellhammer

Juniors
Gina DeMarsh
Jasmine Dietelbach
Diego Flores
Hannah Gazette
Tara Gleason
Logan Kizer
Daniel Linhardt
Eleanor Oestreich
Paige Peplinski
Nicolas Petrella
Jacob Reindel

Sophomores
Ben Boutwell
Savannah Crossman
Sydney Crossman
Collin Gaerke
Holly Heck
Reed Hubbuch
Veronica Kitchen
Michael Kotey
George McCracken

Freshmen
Jason Alford
Dru Baker
Joshua Barto
Matthew Berger
Cora Brickman
Elizabeth Eberhard
Chloe Kern
Noah Lyon
Dylan Schimmoeller

 

New Career Exploration Class

Career Exploration is a new elective class that is being offered to juniors and seniors. Students will investigate different careers, learn how to prepare for the workforce, and develop skills to better prepare for the future. If you would be willing to come in during class to share information about your profession, please email the teacher, Ashlee Amspaugh, at aamspaugh@liberty-benton.org.

LB Fine Arts Festival showcased over 2000 works of art

The artwork featured at our annual Fine Arts Festival was an amazing display of colorful, vibrant, beautiful art produced by our students. The event showcased over 2,000 artworks made by elementary students, as well as a middle school and high school artists. May 7th was a wonderful night for our school community drawing a large crowd of appreciative parents, and students who support and value the arts. The fifth grade art students raffled three beautiful fuzed glass plates. All the proceeds from the raffle ticket sales will be donated to the kids care club in order to purchase art supplies. Thank you to everyone who contributed to ticket sales, the kids care club earned 300 dollars! Congratulations to the winners of the glass art: Trevor Weyer, The Weadock Family and Nora Cicaldo!

Basic Manufacturing Class – Job Shadowing

One of the unique features of Liberty-Benton High School’s Basic Manufacturing Class Career Network Program is that job shadowing opportunities can be tailored to meet each individual student’s interest. This allows our students to explore various career options and helps them make informed decisions about career pathways. One of our students, Chris Dole, had the opportunity to spend time with Daniel Hutchinson, Asst V.P. Fleet Engineering, of the American Steamship Company (ASC) based in Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Hutchinson shared his passion and knowledge about the shipping industry with Chris. He learned about the important role that lake freighters play in transporting raw materials such as coal, limestone, and iron ore across the Great Lakes as well as how public policy and environmental awareness have impacted the shipping industry. Chris was invited to board the American Mariner to see how these vessels and their mechanicals are maintained in the off season. Additionally, he met key representatives of H Hansen Industries, the maintenance company partnering with ASC to keep their vessels in top shape, and tour their facilities. Chris has been accepted to the Great Lakes Maritime Academy’s Engineer Officer program in Traverse City, Michigan and will begin classes this fall. This experience gave Chris the opportunity to network with people involved in his chosen career field and to see some of the possible jobs available to him after graduation.

LBHS Students of the Month for March

Liberty-Benton High School
Students of the Month for March

Senior Katie Veenstra is active in volleyball, cheerleading, softball, Habitudes, FCA, student council, and is a STRIDES leader. She enjoys attending the high school Bible study group and Gateway life groups, and her favorite class is anatomy. She is looking forward to going to college and meeting new people. Her personal goal is to become a physician assistant so that one day she can help others in need and save lives. Katie is the daughter of Tyler and Kristy Veenstra.

 

Junior Cameron Schroeder enjoys hanging out with friends and family, swimming, and playing with his dog. His favorite classes are pre-calculus and chemistry, and he is active in basketball, soccer, and Habitudes. He is looking forward to going on vacation with his family, and his personal goal is to get into The Ohio State University. Cameron is the son of Tamara and Gary Schroeder.

 

 

Sophomore Derek Puthoff is active in student council, Spanish Club, and the stage crew for the musical. He enjoys playing video games, and his favorite subjects are math and science. He is looking forward to going to Millstream next year, and his personal goal is to earn as many college credits as he can before graduating. Derek is the son of Andrew and Amy Puthoff.

 

 

Freshman Kelsey Hall enjoys playing club volleyball and helping in the nursery at church. Her favorite subjects are English and Spanish, and she is active in volleyball and choir. She is looking forward to graduating with honors, and her personal goal is to maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or above. Kelsey is the daughter of Jeff and Cassie Hall.

 

 

Honorable Mention Nominations:
Seniors
Emileigh Allen
Eliza Brisbin
Kacey Durliat
Solomon Garcia
Corrine Groves
Zoe King
Austin May
Lexi Ostrander
Austin Patrick
Sydney Plesec
Kaylee Puthoff
Brady Shellhammer
Kathryn Smith

Juniors
Dalton Alexander
Emma Fannin
Diego Flores
Hannah Gazette
Tara Gleason
C.J. Hartford
Eli Heaster
Logan Kizer
Brandon Maas
Eleanor Oestreich
Nicolas Petrella
Paige Peplinski
Brooke Slezak
Samantha Shardo
Chloe Wright

Sophomores
Clark August
Tommy Brown
Joey Grubinski
Holly Heck
Reed Hubbuch
Callie Kisseberth
Veronica Kitchen
Michael Kotey
Emma Otley
Alissa Rhodes
Kevin Rickle
Schy Shepherd

Freshmen
Sophie Aschemeier
Caleb Aukerman
Taylor Beck
Morgan Billmaier
Hunter Burkett
Logan Cupp
Elizabeth Eberhard
Lincoln Ebert
Nathan Garcia
Kylie Gioffredo
Race Gorrell
Allison Hooper
Alex Routson
Patrick Streacker
Spencer Wolford

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:

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

Juniors
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

Sophomores
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

Freshmen
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.