LHS holds table tennis tournament

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.

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