Apr. 21, 2017
Maria Symnaksi and Joseph Decker were honored as Senior Scholar-Athletes by the Times Herald-Record on Thursday, Apr. 20 at Kuhl's Highland House. The two Liberty Seniors attnded a breakfast along with the honorees from other area schools. Also attending the breakfast were school administrators and athletic directors from local area schools. To be attain this honor students must have a high academic average and must have actively participated in their school's athletic programs.
Maria Symanski is ranked second in the Senior class with an adjusted GPA of 101.13. She has participated in tennis, basketball, skiing and golf. She was captain of the tennis team. Academically, Maria is a member of the National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, Student Government, Debate Club, Tri-M Music Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America. Maria has served her community at the Liberty Public Library, as a member of a Congressional Campaign, as a Peer Tutor, and by offering music lessons. Her future will include a major in health administration.
Joe Decker has maintained a 93.79 GPA which places him seventh in the Senior class. Joe has been an important part of the football, wrestling and baseball team. His academic achievements include membership in the National Honor Society, Honors Band and Future Business Leaders of America. He serves his community as a member of the White Sulphur Springs Fire Department. In the fall Joe plans on attending Clarkson University where he will major in physics.