News in Brief

Madison Sanders and Brigette Richard

High School Awards first T.H.I.N.K award 

Ms. Maria Porter was selected as the first teacher to be recognized for the T.H.I.N.K. award. The award stands for five different qualities,  showing that the teacher is tenacious, helpful, inspirational, notable, and knowledgeable. Porter won because she had gotten the majority of the votes throughout high school. Juniors Skylar Scobbo and Chase Grable presented the award to Porter at the school board meeting on Nov. 3. 

 

November student of the month 

High School awards Student of the Month for Nov. 2022. The theme for this month was “Creativity”. The students were freshman Helena Buli and Dominic Severin, sophmores Hailey Stinar and Sawyer Wahlenmayer, juniors Pogue Regan and Aiden Pournaras and seniors Leannah Messenger and Trayce McFarland. 

 

Mr. John Rosa puts in for retirement 

Effective June 30, 2023, Mr. John Rosa would retire from Freedom Area School District. Rosa is the high school cyber coordinator and the district’s athletic director. Rosa also helps out with varsity football coaching, he is the junior class sponsor, high school student government sponsor, high school YEA sponsor, and high school varsity club sponsor. 

 

Freedom participates in PMEA County Chorus

Five members of the high school chorus traveled to Blackhawk High School to represent Freedom at the County Chorus. Rylee Baucan, Steffan Paganie, Libby Smith, Janna Kline, Jazmin Winterhalter, and Kyler Brown spent the day learning 5 different songs with a group of students from choirs throughout the county, before performing them for the public the evening of Nov. 10.