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Seniors and staff excited for first full year at Liberty HS

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa (KWWL) – The hallways are finally full at Iowa City Liberty High School in North Liberty, two years after the school opened in 2017.

Formed out of overcrowding at West High School and Iowa City High, freshmen and sophomore in the area had to to switch schools while upperclassmen got the choice.

“It was kind of hard to get everything established when there’s no leadership from upperclassmen,” Senior Scott Dill said. Dill is one of 265 seniors at Liberty this year, a huge increase from the 35 graduated in its inaugural year.

“Very few educators get the opportunity do to that so, just, opportunity of a lifetime,” Principal Scott Kibby said of guiding a new school.

Now up to over 1,100 students, Dill says he can see the difference this year.

“The hallways are a little more packed this year,” Dill said.

And Principal Kibby says he couldn’t have established the school without his seniors.

“It does feel like we’ve done it together,” Kibby said.

Travis Breese

Reporter, Iowa City

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