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Press photos by heather nigrone Alianna Davis, student representative of Freedom HS at the first school board meeting of the year Press photos by heather nigrone Alianna Davis, student representative of Freedom HS at the first school board meeting of the year
Elisabeth Lee, student representative of Liberty HS at the first school board meeting of the year Elisabeth Lee, student representative of Liberty HS at the first school board meeting of the year

Student reps named to school board

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by Heather Nigrone Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Each school year, two outstanding students are selected to represent Liberty and Freedom high schools at the monthly school board meetings. At the September school board meeting, Alianna Davis of Freedom and Elisabeth Lee of Liberty were given their first opportunity to speak on behalf of their schools. The Bethlehem Press took a moment to catch up with each of the girls to learn a little more about them.

Alianna Davis is a 17-year-old Freedom HS senior who has been in the Bethlehem Area School District since kindergarten. Her favorite thing about Freedom is the diversity and the Freedom family vibe. She believes her class has been especially good in accepting diversity and creating that family feeling. She has been involved in many activities over her school career, including softball and track, but has narrowed down her focus as she prepares for her future. She remains extremely active in the Freedom Theater group, which is preparing for their winter show of “A Christmas Carol.” She is also active in student council, THON, Students Against Destructive Decisions, and Barbecue Club.

Alianna wanted to become a student representative to the school board because she strongly desires to be involved and to be in the know. She said she wanted to be more aware of what is going on district-wide to bring that information back to her fellow students. She also wanted to give a public voice to other clubs, activities and important events at Freedom that might not get as much attention.

After graduation Alianna plans to take a year off to go on a mission trip, she has yet to decide her destination, but is looking at Haiti or other afflicted areas of the world where she can help. Meanwhile she will continue to earn credits at Northampton Community College in the interim, and plans on pursuing a master’s degree in music therapy.

Elisabeth Lee is a 17-year-old Liberty HS senior who is proud to have been in the Bethlehem Area School District since kindergarten. Elisabeth said she admires the diversity in the student population at Liberty and that so many of her fellow students are well-rounded individuals who she has formed strong connections with. She is also very appreciative of the teaching staff, who have always been helpful both inside and outside of the classroom.

In addition to being a student board representative, Elisabeth is the vice president of the National Honors Society, Captain of mini-THON, and editor of Liberty Life, the school newspaper. Outside of school she performs ballet and typically practices dance at least five days a week. Elisabeth decided to become a student representative for Liberty because she knows how great an impact Liberty has on the community and she wanted to be able to share those accomplishments with the public. She said she is honored to be the voice of the school. Elisabeth is also busy filling out college applications and writing essays for the schools she is considering attending. She hopes to find herself in the medical field with a degree in pharmacy, physical therapy or nursing.