Liberty Christian School Warriors Claim TAPPS Baseball Title
The Warriors claimed the TAPPS 6A Division I state title with a 6-4 win over Beaumont Monsignor Kelly Catholic at Crosby High School. Liberty (29-12-1) fought back from an early 3-0 hole to claim its fourth state title, its first since 2013. Their playoff road included wins over Houston St. Pius and St. Thomas.
“Kelly was the one who ended our season last year,” Liberty Christian baseball coach Johnny Isom says. “There are no breaks, and there haven’t been any easy points during this run for these kids. It’s literally been obstacle after obstacle. But these kids stepped up. We’ve never won like this before. That’s why this one is so unbelievably special.”
Lewisville ISD Board of Trustees 2018 Champion for Kids Award
The LISD Board of Trustees named long-time school volunteer and Highland Village resident Carol Baugh as the 2018 LISD Board of Trustees Champion for Kids Award winner.
“I have been blessed to work with so many great LISD students, parents, teachers and staff during the past 11 years,” Baugh says. “Our family joke has been that our son graduated from elementary and middle school, but I did not; I’ve continued to volunteer at the elementary and middle school levels.”
“The number of lives she has changed through support, kindness, insight, guidance and commitment is unimaginable,” McAuliffe Elementary Principal Jennifer Mattingly says. “I believe Mrs. Baugh best exemplifies the long-term commitment to the community and passion for learning in which Lewisville ISD was founded.”
Liberty Christian Named No. 1 by TAPPS
Liberty Christian students won the overall state championship from the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, which named Liberty Christian its top 6A private school for the fifth time in six years.
During the year, more than 25 schools in the largest division of TAPPS acquired points in academic, fine arts and athletic competitions that contributed toward overall standings to win the TAPPS Henderson Cup.
“While the trophy is not our ultimate goal, it is evidence of the excellence that we are striving for here at Liberty,” President Blair McCullough says. “Liberty’s points provide a true reflection of the gifts and abilities of students, faculty, and staff, displaying a balance in academics, fine arts, and athletics achievements.”
Just this year, students won the following in TAPPS: art, choir, band, cheer, boys’ tennis, wrestling, and baseball all enjoyed first place wins; the dance team and boys track and field earned second-place finishes. Additional points were scored by a variety of teams across the spectrum to culminate in the Henderson Cup championship.
Olympic Gymnast Aly Raisman to Speak at Champion for Children Breakfast Nov. 1 at UNT
Aly Raisman, two-time team captain of the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team, will be the keynote speaker of the Champion for Children Breakfast Nov. 1 at UNT Gateway Center. Aly will share her story as a survivor of sexual abuse. She is an advocate for other survivors and pushes for systematic changes within the sport of gymnastics.
“As an organization, we are honored to be welcoming Aly Raisman to Denton County,” CACDC Chief Executive Officer Kristen Howell says. “Aly is such an inspiration to the children we see in our offices every day. Her courage and determination, not only in following her Olympic dreams but in surviving child abuse, make her a hero.”
Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County is a nonprofit organization that coordinates the investigation of child abuse in a collaborative, child-friendly environment.
For more information, visit CACDC.org.