The Courier-Tribune’s Senior Send-offs is an effort to recognize student-athletes at Liberty, Kearney and Smithville high schools who had the end of their senior year disrupted by school closures as a result of COVID-19 and related stay-at-home orders.
Liberty North High School
University of Nebraska
Favorite high school memory:
"My favorite sport memory from high school would have to be every state meet, but especially my junior year state meet. We all swam really well, and after finals there was a pretty bad snowstorm so we got snowed in. We got to spend another night at the hotel together and we just had so much fun."
Coach/Teacher who made the biggest impact:
"All of my swim coaches have impacted me a lot. They taught me to just keep going and pick yourself up even when it seems hard. I learned a lot about self improvement from them. "
Thing you will miss the most about high school:
"I think what I'll miss most about high school is the community feel that you get from high school. Even though LNHS is a bigger school, you can still feel connected to anyone at school. Whether that be from classes, shared friends, dances, sporting events."
Best part about high school and this community:
"The best part about the KC area is that it has that small town feel within a big city. People are really proud to be from KC and love the city. There's a lot of love to go around in this city."