Articles by Dan Gittelman

Jacob Edwards Wins Wrestling States

After winning the Region 5C wrestling meet, FHS competed at VHSL Class 5 State Championship at Rock Ridge High school on Feb. 21-22. Freedom had a school record 12 athletes move on to the state meet: Hiemal Sultani, Connor Costello, Drake Coleman, Jake Beyer, Trey Pollick, Jack Eastman, Tim Nguyen, Jeffrey Strother, Caden Andberg, Cole […]


FHS Indoor Track and Field Crushes Regionals

Despite the Indoor Track and Field Region 5C meet taking place outdoors, Freedom still had plenty of mesmerizing performances. The girls team won the regional title, and the boys team took third. A top three finish in an event guaranteed a spot in the state meet for that event, and FHS had plenty of top […]


Sam Masters Signs with Lynchburg; Lance Johnson with Randolph-Macon

On Feb. 5, two of Freedom’s best athletes had their signing ceremony. Sam Masters committed to the University of Lynchburg’s Track and Field team, and Lance Johnson committed to Randolph-Macon College’s Men’s Basketball team. Sam Masters is one of the most impressive athletes in the history of Freedom’s Track and Field program. Masters boasts a […]


Spending Winter Break in Great Britain

There are many great places to spend winter break, but perhaps the most unique and exhilarating is Great Britain. Consisting of England, Scotland and Wales, this European island boasts some of the most exciting tourist attractions. The first place I’d like to highlight is London. England’s capital has an array of spectacles, all within a […]


Reselling and Entrepreneurship Club: With Some Luck, Make Big Bucks

Freedom High School has a large variety of clubs, but very few offer the rare opportunity to profit. Seniors Paolo Romano and Jack Larmer founded Reselling and Entrepreneurship Club with the intentions of allowing students of all backgrounds, ages and experience levels to do just that. With the help of sponsor John Cunningham, Romano and […]


Andrew Strait Signs with UAB

On Wednesday, Nov. 13, Freedom senior and all-state forward Andrew Strait signed his national letter of intent with the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Strait is the Freedom Boys Soccer record holder in career goals, single season assists and single season goals, and will look to continue his successful career at UAB in addition to […]


Bullying the Competition

During the fall, all the sports attention goes to the football team. However, the field hockey team deserves recognition for their 12-3 regular season record. The team started their season with an impressive five game win streak, beating Tuscarora (twice), John Champe, Loudoun Valley and Kettle Run. Although they lost to Riverside on Monday, Oct. […]


Freedom Runs “Home” Cross Country Meet

Freedom Cross Country held the only home meet of the season on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Oatlands Plantation. Although Freedom doesn’t have a 5k course in it backyard like Rock Ridge or Potomac Falls, this meet was considered Freedom’s home meet since they were the host. This was a three team non-invitational meet against Riverside […]


A Teacher’s Graduation to High School

As students at Freedom may have recognized, many new teachers have arrived at the school this year. Lauren Krause has previously taught German I and II at J. Michael Lunsford Middle School for the past six years. Although she has plenty of experience, teaching high school students for the first time is a completely different […]


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