Articles by Lauren Balser

Senior Map for the Class of 2020

To celebrate the Class of 2020, Uncaged has put a new twist on our annual senior map: this year, the map is interactive and digital! Click READ MORE for the link to see where our eagles are headed in the fall! Class of 2020 Senior Map! Congratulations, seniors!



Carl Wilkens Answers 73 (ish) Questions

On Jan. 28, Carl Wilkens— the only American to stay in Rwanda during the 1994 Rwandan genocide— visited Freedom to talk to the AP World History students. This is an annual tradition that many FHS students look forward to, but this year, Uncaged asked him 73 (ish) questions.


FHS Unified Basketball Competes Against Riverside

On Friday, Dec. 31, FHS’ Unified Basketball team completed against Riverside’s unified team. The team is preparing to start their Unified Track season. “I think the game was a lot of fun for everyone involved,” said Luke Proehl, freshman and Unified Basketball team member. He said that it was “great” for students to “have fun […]



Freedom Celebrates the First Day of Inclusive Schools Week

Freedom began its Inclusive Schools Week activities on Monday, Dec. 2 by having students pose as the “I” in KIND before the school day begun. The first week of December is Inclusive Schools Week, an annual event dedicated to recognizing and advocating for inclusivity in schools. The photo opportunity was put together by Helping Other […]


Homecoming 2019

Reminisce on Freedom High School’s 2019 homecoming with this unique recap video! Video by Lauren Balser


LCPS invests in diverse texts for all K-12 English classrooms

LCPS stated in August that the county is “celebrating its student population with an investment in diverse text collections for all K-12 English Language Arts classrooms.” Dozens of diverse books were selected for each grade level by LCPS teachers, administrators, and specialists trained to identify “culturally responsive and diverse texts,” LCPS states on the English […]


Unified Track takes first place at first ever regional meet

On Saturday, May 11, FHS Unified Track placed first in the Potomac Region Track and Field Championship for Unified Sports. The event was hosted by Special Olympics and included nine unified teams from the region. As Unified Sports teams have become more mainstream in the area, events like the Potomac Championship have become possible. There […]


Wellness Fair helps students destress

On Wednesday, Mar. 27, Freedom High School students participated in the Wellness Fair during advisory. From gardening to dancing, healthy cooking to board games, there were many different activities for students to partake in. “I did the hanging gardens, and while it was really hard to cut the plastic, the actual act of gardening was […]


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