mar. 2, 2016
Students from Liberty High School celebrated good sportsmanship and Liberty legacy at the school’s annual ping pong and badminton tournament on Thursday, February 25.
The tournament, hosted by the high school’s athletic department, is an annual fundraiser for the Ron Francisco Scholarship that is given every year to the student who best embodies a true sense of sportsmanship.
“Ron Francisco was a Liberty physical education teacher who embodied the spirit of physical education,” physical education teacher Erin Alvord said. “He appreciated the well-rounded student who gave his or her best effort, demonstrated empathy as well as sportsmanship.”
The Ron Francisco Scholarship given to a student-athlete who demonstrates these qualities and served as captain of his/her team for at least one season. Athletic ability aside, this scholarship is given to someone who respects physical education and takes it seriously, explained Alvord.
This year’s tournament raised $130.
Congratulations to ping pong tournament winners Jessalyn Goetz and Sen Ten Dong and badminton tournament winners Grant Harman and Shane Black.