Liberty High School (Bedford, Virginia)

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Liberty High School
Address
100 Minutemen Drive
Bedford, Virginia, 24523
Information
School type Public, high school
Founded 1964
School district Bedford County Public Schools
Principal Dr. Kathy Dills
Assistant principals Ms. Kelly Miller
Mr. David Melton
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1038 (2007)
Language English
Campus Rural
Color(s)                Red, White, and Navy Blue
Mascot Minutemen
Feeder schools Bedford Middle School
Rival schools Jefferson Forest High School, Staunton River High School
Athletic conferences Seminole District
Website

Liberty High School is one of the three high schools in Bedford County, Virginia. Liberty HS opened in 1964. Its mascot is the "Minuteman." School colors are red, white and navy blue. The school serves students from Villamont, Thaxton, Montvale, Big Island and the City of Bedford.

Student body[edit]

The 2009-010 enrollment was 1,004 in grades 9-12. Racial makeup of the school is approx. 78% White, 21% Black, and 1% other.

Academics[edit]

About 80% of the students who go to LHS graduate.[citation needed] 52% of the 2004 graduates continued their formal education beyond high school. Liberty High School participates in an Early College program with Central Virginia Community College where students apply to receive their junior and senior classes at the college itself, thus earning them a two year degree before they graduate high school. Several students also attend the Central Virginia Governor's School in Lynchburg, VA.

History[edit]

In 1964, when smaller schools were consolidated into one, Liberty High School came into existence with Mr. William N. Lee at its head as principal.

Athletics[edit]

Liberty competes in the Class AA Region III Seminole District. Liberty has won state championships in Football(2002) (set a Virginia High School League team rushing record for a state championship game at 529 yards against New Kent High School, which was broken by Amherst County High School in 2007), Basketball(1995–96, 1996–97) and Baseball(1977). Erik Kuster won two state championships(2007), one in shot-put and the other in discus. In 2008, Kenara Hurt won the 55 meter dash at the State Meet. In 2010, Brandon Sparrow was the State Champion in shot-put. Craig Danner won the state championship in the 1000m run during the 2012-2013 indoor track and field season and Mikalah Jones was the triple jump State Champion in Outdoor track. The 2013-2014 school year state championships: Nicole Smith in the Outdoor Track discus throw, Mikalah Jones in the Indoor Track triple jump, and Alexus Pannell, Megan Beisser, Kennedy Flynn, and Ryan Ridley in the Outdoor Track 4x400 meter relay. Liberty's football team was also ranked the 19th best team of the decade in the State of Virginia. These rankings were done by virginiapreps.com in the beginning of 2008. Liberty's baseball team was coached by the honorable Jim Cutler, Cutler coached from the schools beginning in 1964 to 2005. He won one state championship in 1977, the schools first TEAM Championship. In 2005 Stewart Grant took over, he coached until 2011. Following Grant was Mike Thompson, Thompson coached the Minutemen for three years. Now coaching for the Minutemen is Mitch House. House played in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.

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Coordinates: 37°22′16″N 79°29′54″W / 37.37111°N 79.49833°W / 37.37111; -79.49833