Article by Ashley Rodriguez, Journalism Student:
Freedom's history goes back to more than fifty years ago. It had many successful graduates who roamed the hallways and held many events throughout the years. However, what went on during Freedom’s early days?
Freedom High School was built due to the expansion of the Bethlehem School District to include Fountain Hill, Freemansburg, Hanover Township, and Bethlehem Township. Freedom began being built in 1966 and later became an official school on September 7th, 1967. Later on in 2006 the school added 11 additional classrooms and also offices, a fitness room, aerobics room, and the state-of-art gymnasium.
At Freedom there are a lot of weekly events and club meetings. However, one more notable event was the fiftieth year anniversary of the school, celebrated in the year 2017, fifty years since the school was built. It also celebrated East Hills Middle Schools and its successes too.
Moreover, there are many famous Freedom graduates, like the actor Dwayne Johnson who everyone should know. He was a wrestler and was almost a football player but later was undrafted and signed off for the Hurricanes. Now an actor he has starred in many movies. We also have other actors like Anthony Azizi who worked on 24, and Criminal Minds. Another FHS graduate, Daniel Dae Kim is also an actor, who appeared on Lost.
However, not just actors graduated from Freedom; there were also many others like the Pennsylvania State Senator Lisa Boscola and Former Bethlehem Mayor and Lehigh County Executive -Don Cunningham.
Overall many things have happened throughout the history of Freedom. Freedom students and staff will continue to make history every year and make new chapters for the school.