Teen Spotlight: Liberty Bridgeman
Stats: 16, Junior at Tallassee High School
- Student of the month award
- THS school spirit award
- National Honors Society
- 4x United Cheer Association All-American cheerleader
Quotable: “Try your best, and if it doesn’t solve the problem the first time; try again.”
Her Story: Liberty shared her favorite thing about attending Tallassee High School is the encouraging students and teachers and the positive atmosphere. She has been a part of the Tallassee High School varsity cheerleading squad for 3 years now. This year, Liberty will compete with her cheer squad in The National High School cheerleading championship which is held at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. The Tallassee cheer squad has also placed second in the state for two years in a row. Most people don’t know that she enjoys keeping her areas clean and tidy. Organization is very important to Liberty; she finds that maintaining a clean space helps her accomplish more tasks. When asked how she wants to be remembered, Liberty responded, “I want to be remembered as a kind-hearted, loving, and giving person.” The best advice she ever received was from her mother when she said, “Always be kind, even when it’s hard. You never know what someone is going through.”
What’s Next: Liberty wants to be a radiology technician. Her desire to work in the medical field helping others sparked her interest in radiology, but she knew she couldn’t deal with gore. As a result, she thought Radiology would be a good career choice.
Parental Guidance (PG) Rating: Liberty expressed, “My mother has provided the most inspiration in my life. She encourages me daily in my faith. She helps me stay positive and helps me with hard decisions.” Something about her family that makes her proud is the way they always support each other and are a positive influence in each other‘s lives.
Parents’ Perspective: Her parents had this to say about Liberty, “I admire her heart. She genuinely cares for others in the deepest, most sincere way. It shows in how considerate she is to those around her. She is always making sure everyone’s needs are met. She sees what really matters.” They describe her as responsible, intrinsically driven, kind, and extraordinarily compassionate. In terms of helping Liberty reach her potential, Gena says “The only area in which she has required gentle encouragement has been stepping out of her comfort zone and trying new things. I always have told her to never let fear prevent her from taking advantage of new opportunities. Helping her grow in faith and teaching her to seek the Lord first everyday may be the most important thing I can do as a parent. It is a simple thing that will probably have the most impact in helping her reach her potential. I look forward to seeing all the wonderful things her future holds.”
Parent to Parent: Gena Hall shares this wisdom with other parents, “A real, relational faith is foundational in a child discovering true purpose and being able to make a positive difference in this world. Point them to truth. Never let them dwell in “what-if’s” or self-doubt. Teach them that positive personal growth can occur even through what feels like small failures. I encountered a favorite quote years ago that I have shared with all of my children. ‘Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.’”