Senior Send-offs: Ernest Apollon, Liberty North

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.


Ernest Apollon


Liberty North High School


Soccer, Track and Field


University of Missouri-Kansas City


Global Studies

Favorite high school memory:

"Being able to play with friends and make memories."

Coach/Teacher who made the biggest impact:

"My soccer coach Art Smith, with his life lessons and speeches."

Thing you will miss the most about high school:

"The memories that were created and the ones I could've made if it wasn't for this pandemic."

Best part about high school and this community:

"The best part of the community is how invested we are to support each other."

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