New signs mark successful completion of class project
StoryStudents and alumni from Renton’s Liberty High School joined in today’s celebration of the installation of new street signs in front of their school—signs that officially designate the street as “Patriot Way.”
Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn, who sponsored the legislation making this change a reality, was on hand at the school’s general assembly to announce the new sign’s installation.
“The students worked hard on this project and I am very pleased to have played a role in assisting them,” said Dunn, who represents Liberty on the County Council. “It was a long process but the student stuck with it and in the end have their new street name and a lasting legacy for the Liberty High Patriots.”
The goal of the class project was simple: to honor past, present and future students of the school by designating 168th Ave SE, the street in front of the school, as “Patriot Way.”
“From the beginning, the kids were excited about making this happen,” said School Principal Joshua Almy. “They learned about the process, got the paperwork, knocked on doors on weekends, got the signatures, and submitted it all to the County. They were relentless in getting this done. Anybody who knows the kids at Liberty High School would not find this surprising, that’s the make-up of our kids. They make me proud to be an educator and even more proud to be a Patriot.”
“As an alum and current teacher at Liberty, I am proud to call Liberty my home," said ASB Advisor Michelle Munson. "When students, staff, families and our neighbors drive onto Patriot Way, they will be continuing part of our Liberty community. The students work on this project exemplifies what it is to be a Patriot – hardworking individuals who do their best to make Liberty, and our community, a better place for others.”
Councilmember Dunn speaking to students at Renton’s Liberty High School during the assembly celebrating the installation of the “Patriot Way” street signs on the street in front of the high school.