Class of 2020: Senior Spotlight

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Gabe Koska

Years at Liberty: 5
Favorite Memory: the Senior Retreat
Faculty Shoutout: Dr. Kokx for being the best Drama/Choir teacher ever
Three things I can't live Without: God, family, and music
Favorite Nook: The Odyssey
College Plans: I'm going to Colorado Christian University to study Biology
Dream Job: It's a dream of mine to become a music artist
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Jacob Fansler

Years at Liberty: Three
Favorite Memory: Delivering my Junior Thesis.
Faculty Shout-Out: Mr. Hann for being a very professional and knowledgeable rhetoric teacher
3 Things You Can't Live Without: My Catholic Faith, Burberry, and my Land Rover.
Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
College Plans: Attend the University of St. Thomas for Pre-Medicine and continue on to medical school.
Dream Job: Emergency Room doctor.

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Graham Pelton

Years at Liberty: 13
Favorite Memory: Growing up through the whole k-12 program and seeing people come and go within my class or within the school and enjoying time with all of them, but eventually coming to the end and having a very enjoyable senior year with my classmates, even with a pandemic ending things early.
Faculty shout-out: Mr. Vaala for creating a great history class where everyone can learn, while having a very fun time with projects and class discussions.
3 things I can't live without: My family, sports, water
Favorite Book: The Hobbit
College Plans: Committed to NDSU for a major in sports management
Dream Job: Becoming an equipment or facility manager for a professional or college team.
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Ben Horn

Favorite Memory: Playing Baseball
Faculty Shout Out: A shout out to Mr. Vaala
3 Things You Can't Live Without: I can't live without food (meat), Sports, and friends
College Plans: I want to study finance in college and be a venture capitalist.
Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby
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Jack Dobrotka

Years at Liberty: 10 years at Liberty
Favorite Memory: Soccer game against Hmong Academy
Faculty Shout-out: Mr. Fischer for being a great mentor
3 Things I can’t live without: My faith, my family, and fitness
Favorite Book: The Last of the Mohicans
College Plans: I am going to Colorado Christian University to study outdoor leadership
Dream Job: Army Ranger
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Landon Smith

Years at Liberty: This is my 9th year at Liberty.

Favorite Memory: Making class videos together was always a blast.

Faculty Shout-out: Shout out to Mr. Acosta or Mr. Marti (since Acosta doesn’t work here anymore)

3 Things I Can’t Live Without: I can’t live without my phone, chocolate, and games with the boys.

Favorite Book: I don’t really like reading or have a favorite book, but I’m trying to read more recently because of quarantine.

College Plans: I enlisted in the MN Air National Guard so I have to complete my training for that before I start classes at the U of M in Spring 2021; my planned major is Chemical Engineering, but I’m also going to look into Materials Science and Engineering.

Dream Job: My dream job would be to work for Nike or Adidas helping create the materials that go into the soles of the shoes because I am very interested in new materials, and I love shoes.

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Karsten Anderson

Years at Liberty - Since 3rd grade, so...10 years?

Favorite Memory - Playing Wall Ball™ with the boys

Faculty Shout-Out - Shout out to Mr. Zieman for lighting the table on fire with a Tesla coil that one time

3 Things You Can't Live Without - That perfect temperature right between 55-65 °F, music, and water

Favorite Book - The Wheel of Time Series

College Plans - (hopefully) graduate from Grand Canyon University with a BA in Computer Science

Dream Job - Game Developer

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Years at Liberty: I've been at Liberty for five years.

Favorite Memory: My favorite memory of high school would have to be either History class with Mr. Vaala or going on the college trip in 2018 to California.

Faculty Shout-out: As far as teachers are concerned, all of mine have been amazing. But I have especially appreciated Mrs. Struck and Mr. Vaala. They put in a lot of hard work at their jobs and it is evident that they are passionate about their subjects. Also, I have very much valued Mrs. Jang's teaching of Calculus. She has helped me to understand a difficult subject that I never thought I would be able to comprehend. I have a newfound respect for every teacher at Liberty for being able to manage the changes which have come about due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Three things I can't live without are coffee, sports, and friends.

My favorite book is The Great Gatsby.

College: Next fall, I am going to Grand Canyon University, in Phoenix, Arizona. I plan to pursue a business major while I'm there.

Dream Job: My dream job is to open up my own coffee shop and make coffee for others and for myself.