During the Colonial Period, patriots would gather underneath a Liberty Tree to conduct secret meetings and voice their thoughts about revolution. Mr. Dennis Bittinger spoke to Mr. Mackert’s 11th grade U.S. History classes at the Center for Career and Technical Education about our country’s history up to the Civil War. He brought many primary artifacts, as well as authentic stories with each piece. Mr. Bittinger, with the help of a few students, provided and planted a Liberty Tree outside of the school. The tree is a direct of descendant of one of the original Colonial trees. Now the Career Center has its own piece of history as the Liberty Tree will continue to grow for generations of students who attend CCTE. It will also continue to represent liberty, freedom, and patriotism as each year passes.