Learning & Liberty Foundation of Fremont City Schools

Learning & Liberty Foundation of Fremont City Schools


About the Foundation

The Learning & Liberty Foundation is a foundation governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of school officials and members of the community. The purpose of the foundation is to enrich and enhance the educational opportunities which are provided by Fremont City Schools Board of Education. The articles of incorporation and bylaws serve as guides for the operation of the foundation.


Mission Statement

It is the mission of The Learning and Liberty Foundation of the Fremont City Schools to enhance the learning process, increase educational opportunities and encourage instructional innovation and creativity by generating and distributing financial and other resources. The objectives of The Learning and Liberty Foundation are:

  1. To enhance educational programs and classroom instruction in the Fremont City Schools. Grant proposals will be reviewed by the foundation’s board of trustees within the stated purposes of the foundation.
  2. To provide opportunities for organizations, businesses, foundations and individuals to contribute time, energy, expertise, money and other resources to The Learning and Liberty Foundation of the Fremont City Schools.
  3. To invest and manage a permanent fund (for use of interest only) which will be of increasing value to the Fremont City Schools. This fund will provide enduring resources for the proposed programs, ideas and school projects designed to benefit the Fremont City Schools.

Board of Trustees

Jon C. Detwiler, Chairperson Tracy Lytle, First Vice Chairperson Charles E. Hull, M.D., Second Vice Chairperson Robert L. Overmyer, Treasurer Linda Claycomb, Secretary Suzanne Brickner, Trustee Arthur Bucci, Jr., Trustee Rachel Haitonic, Trustee Melissa Hanson, Trustee Abigail Nagy, Trustee Paul Hershey, Trustee Violetta Rhea, Trustee Nancicarol Woleslagel, Trustee Cindy Young, Trustee


Activities and Sponsorships

Students of the Month

The Learning & Liberty Foundation and Old Fort Banking Company are proud sponsors of the “Students of the Month” program. Students in grades 1-8 are selected by classroom teachers and recognized during FCS Board of Education Meetings throughout the academic year.

Ross High School Scholarships

The Learning & Liberty Foundation awards scholarships to seniors on an annual basis. Congratulations to the 2019 scholarship recipients:

  • Kennedy Bohanan – Ross High Scholarship
  • Ann Marie Moses - Ross High Scholarship
  • Braxton White - Ross High Scholarship
  • Emma Jahns - David B. Brickner Scholarship
  • Mackenzie Kidwell – David B. Brickner Scholarship
  • Daniel Gerwin - Ross High School Positive Attitude Scholarship
  • Olivia DeRodes - Ross High School Positive Attitude Scholarship

Academic Olympics

Each year students in grades 6-12 are recognized by The Learning & Liberty Foundation for academic excellence. Students are recognized based upon grade point averages during awards programs and receive academic pins/charms, certificates and bronze, silver and gold medals. The Gold Medal Banquet is held on an annual basis in order to recognize high school students with a cumulative 4.0 grade point average over the two semesters of the school year. Thank you to Croghan Colonial Bank and The Learning & Liberty Foundation for sponsoring this event. The 2019 Gold Medal Recipients are as follows:

Oakley Alliman, Silvestre Alonso, Midori Ayres, Ethan Beardmore, Mattie Billow, David Boda, Kennedy Bohannan, Travis Bowlus, Lydia Braun, Dontrez Brown, Anesty Brown- Smith, Emily Burns, Caroline Cahill, Aaron Chavez, Dillon Christopher, Sarah Cooper, Jaden Costilla, John Cronin, Olivia DeRodes, Mason Dorobek, Cole Druckenmiller, Ethan Druckenmiller, Layne Earnest, McKela Elder, Kaitlyn Fisher, Emmah Fitzgerald, MaKennah Fitzgerald, Alexis Flores, Sabrina Flores, Kevin Frey, Conner Frost, Zachary Frye, Kayla Glotzbecker, Cole Goodwin, Rachel Haitonic, Isabelle Held, Emma Jahns, Hunter Jones, Kortini Joseph, Kirsten Kaple, Logan Kropp, Marcus Kupka, Kennedy Leutenegger, Shelby Level, JaNaja Liggins, Amber Meadows, Rianna Miller, Isaac Minor, Tori Moreno, McKayla Morrisette, Anne Marie Moses, Abigail Nagy, Brooke Nofzinger, Evan Oglesbee, Daniella Ortiz, Nicholas Pearson, Tyler Peck, Reagan Reau, Haleigh Rios, Jadyn Rozzell, Logan Ruffing, Jayden Ruiz, Jenna Ruiz, Camryn Schornak, Meagan Schultz, Morgan Shetzer, Chloe Shorts, Alana Smith, Isaac Smith, Lillie Swinehart, Allison Taylor, Ehan Taylor, Tristin Turner, Sara Wadsworth, Patricia Walls, Braden Ward, Abby Wennberg, Zachary Whipple, Braxton White, Sarah Widman, Brady Wolfe, Justin Woodward, Sydney Zoller


FCS Grant Opportunities

The Learning & Liberty Foundation awards instructional grants to teachers for a maximum of $500.00. Grants are intended to enhance the learning opportunities in the classroom by providing resources for the creative teachers for a long-term project or special learning activities. The 2018-2019 grant recipients:

Teacher Name Building
Debbie Cheek Stamm Elementary
Lindsey Felske Gifted Program – All Elementary Buildings
Kourtney Jared Hayes Elementary

The Learning and Liberty Foundation extends appreciation to our
2018-2019 Donors:

The Family of David Brickner, Croghan Colonial Bank, Crown Battery, Mosser Construction, Old Fort Banking Company, Jennifer Abdoo, Christina French, Richard LaFountain, Randall Macko, Tamara Martin, Lori Nossaman, Anne Robert and Anne Overmyer, Erin Parker, Regina Reed, Rhonda Schmidt, Denise Sloma, Bridget Smith, Christine Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Woleslagel.