When the leaders of the newly founded Libertyville Township High School District opened their first school in 1917 -- an eight-classroom building near the center of town that would house 106 students and seven faculty members -- they undoubtedly had high hopes for the young men and women who would pass through its hallways.
A century later, it's a safe bet those hopes have been exceeded.
Libertyville High has given us renowned business chiefs and award-winning actors. Bona fide rock stars and world-class athletes. Acclaimed authors and accomplished public servants.
Over the coming weeks, we'll be telling you the stories of the people and events that have made Libertyville High great -- with a lot of help from the high school community itself.
Earlier this year, the school put out the call over social media and elsewhere for submissions to a compilation of 100 articles about Libertyville High -- one for each year of the school's existence.
Entries poured in, from LHS alums, community members, faculty and even current students.
"Our hope was to have as many voices as possible represented," said Mary Todoric, director of communications for Community High School District 128.
Beginning today, the Daily Herald will be publishing some of those submissions in the Neighbor section. We expect to present you with several a week until we hit the century mark.
"We're hoping to give people a broad view of the school and our rich history," Todoric says.