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Independence student chooses Columbia

One of Independence High School’s seniors, Devante’ Bledsoe, chose to attend Columbia University in New York on a full scholarship. He was also accepted to MIT and Georgia Tech.

“Devonte is bright young man with an amazing future in front of him,” said Principal Mark Bosco. “I am so proud of him  and it is a pleasure to work with him.”

Here are some comments from his teachers: […]

By |December 28th, 2009|Good deeds, Independence High School|1 Comment

Independence’s Mallouky honored by Panthers

Benjamin Mallouky, starting long-snapper for the Patriots was named a 2009 Carolina Panthers Community Captain. Mallouky has a 3.8 grade-point average and is considering Princeton or UNC for college. The Community Captain program “is designed to recognize outstanding young leaders and to encourage their future development as role models while they continue their personal growth […]

By |December 28th, 2009|Independence High School|0 Comments

Birthday Blessings helps give familes professional portraits

Every December during Birthday Blessings holiday parties at area homeless shelters, needy children and families are treated to family photos, which are taken, printed, and provided as gifts in frames or frame craft kits that the children create. But this year, that annual party
tradition will become part of something much bigger. On December 12, photographers around the world will share their skills and give back to those who are less fortunate as a part of the Help-Portrait movement started by celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart, and the greater Charlotte area is no exception. […]

By |December 21st, 2009|Good deeds|0 Comments

Heathfield hands out holiday awards

Heathfield, located in Mint Hill, kicked off the 2009 holiday season with a variety of festivities. Residents enjoyed a Greeting Card workshop, an exterior Decorating Contest and even a Holiday Tour of Homes where neighbors opened their homes to show off their Christmas decorations. Decorating Contest winners are: Best Decorated Mailbox (Mike […]

By |December 21st, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Butler giving back during the holidays

At Butler High School, there’s one special holiday tradition that’s been helping those in need every year since the school first opened. The Butler Wish Box provides a way for students to help their less fortunate classmates, families, and those in the community, by fulfilling specific needs they may have during this holiday season.

The Wish Box is open for business about two weeks before winter break. Students can drop confidential wishes into the box for themselves, friends or neighbors. Organizer and teacher Barbara Everitt is the only person who sees the wishes.

“It makes it seem more real because each wish is very detailed to a person that lives very close to us,” sad student Isabel Fee. […]

By |December 18th, 2009|Butler High School|0 Comments

Tom Knotts leaving Independence?

UPDATE: A source close to the football team said he is “99 percent” sure Knotts is leaving for a job in South Carolina and Bill Geiler will take over as Patriots head coach.

According to the Web site CarolinaPreps.com, Coach Knotts is leaving Independence for another school. The Mint Hill Times has learned from second source […]

By |December 18th, 2009|Independence High School|8 Comments