LHS students earn 39 scholorships worth nearly $75,000
• Special to the Daily Leader
Liberal High School announced its valedictorian and salutatorian for the class of 2010 Monday evening and honored them along with the remaining students who earned academic awards and sholorships.
The 2010 valedictorian at Liberal High School is Emily Jackson, daughter of Bruce and Reenie Jackson.
She has served on the newspaper staff for one year and has been in FCA for two years. She has been in NHS for three years and is the secretary.
Jackson is an executive officer in art club and has been in science club for two years. She is the president of the senior class in student council. She has participated in volleyball, basketball, golf and varsity softball for four years.
She serves as the team captain for the dance team. She was awarded two scholastic gold key awards. She was on the KSHSAA student advisory board.
Jackson was named outstanding student in health, Honors English I, Spanish I, Honors Physical Science, Honors Biology, Honors Chemistry, AP American History, college algebra and physics. She plans to attend Kansas State University upon graduation and major in biological engineering.
The 2010 salutatorian at LHS is Lydia Young, daughter of Clark and Teresa Young. She has participated in volleyball and softball. She has been in NHS for three years, FCA for two years and Thesbians for two years.
She had been drama club president for two years. She has been the yearbook editor for two years. She was named a KU honor scholar.
Young received a national mathematics award, and was selected to be a Junior Rotarian. She has been a member of the cast of every musical while attending Liberal High School and two plays.
She has been a Redskin singer for three years. She is a peer mentor for an AVID class. She has been named outstanding student in advanced algebra and honors English. Young plans to attend University of Kansas upon graduation and major in visual communications or graphic design.