Claremore's Sidney Liebherr – Northeast Tech Athlete of the Month

Northeast Tech

By Derrick Smith

Sidney Liebherr is a junior at Claremore High School and also participates in the Health Careers program at Northeast Tech. Liebherr, who is a member of the Lady Zebras soccer team, began playing soccer at the age of four because of her sister.

“I started playing soccer because my older sister Bailey played and I wanted to be just like her,” she said. “Bailey has always been a big influence in my life. She’s the reason I play soccer and she has helped me build up my confidence on and off the soccer field.”

The best moment for Sidney on the soccer field happened during her first year on the varsity team.

“It was my freshman year against Holland Hall,” she said. “It was a corner kick that had a lot of power but didn’t get up in the air, and it rolled right to me. I kicked it at the perfect moment and made the goal and the top right corner of the goal. At first I didn’t think I made it, until I heard the cheers and was being hugged by my teammates.”

Liebherr says she first heard about Northeast Tech during her sophomore year, but was not interested at first. A detail about the Health Careers program changed her mind.

“I first heard about Northeast Tech through the Sophomore Showcase we had to attend last year,” she stated. “I became interested when I found out that Health Careers isn’t just for nursing or ‘human stuff,’ but also includes veterinary assisting! This means I leave Tech at the end of the year with a Certificate of Competency in Veterinary Assisting from Oklahoma Department of Career Tech Education.”

Sidney Liebherr

Health Careers was an easy choice for Sidney once she found out it included animals.

“I live on a farm with cows and horses,” she said. “That is where I made the decision to become a large animal vet.”

Northeast Tech is helping prepare Sidney for her future with helping animals. Sidney is also involved with HOSA, an organization for future health professionals.

“Northeast Tech is preparing me for my future career of being a large animal vet by allowing me to set my own schedule for academic success and offers me opportunities that my public school could never imagine,” she said. “Also, we go on clinicals at veterinary clinics in Claremore.”

Northeast Tech is a great place for anyone to learn and grow, according to Liebherr.

“Northeast Tech will bring you out of your comfort zone and help you befriend people who otherwise you would never meet,” she said.

Thanks to her forward thinking, Liebherr already has her post-graduation plans laid out.

“I plan on attending Missouri Southern State University for Pre-Vet and then continuing toward a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine.”

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