Independence traveled to South Mecklenburg Friday night and started off their season with an explosive offensive performance giving the Patriots a 49 – 0 win over South Mecklenburg.
The Rocky River Ravens girls’ soccer team visited Independence High School Tuesday afternoon looking to upset Indy on their final home game of the season and Indy’s senior night.
Indy got goals from four different players to take a take a 5-0 win over the Ravens.
By Michele Dotson
When Doug Pressley was a youngster growing up in Mint Hill, he liked to tear things apart and put them back together again. But it wasn’t until he was in high school and started spending time with his future father-in-law that he began to see that his talent for fixing mechanical things could lead to a lucrative career.
“As a kid, I liked to take my bike apart and put it back together,” says Pressley. “I didn’t think much of it, but when I started working with my future father-in-law on his ’54 Chevy truck, he encouraged me pursue it as a vocation.”
Pressley credits Doug Sloan for encouraging him to pursue training in automotive repair; a career that spanned 30 years. Continue reading
Charlotte-Mecklenburg students must complete a graduation project where the student investigates a topic and presents their findings and a project to a panel. Independence High School senior and Mint Hill resident Erin Evans researched the negative effects of technology. Her report is below and has been edited for brevity. The full version is on our website www.minthilltimes.com.
Erin is the daughter of Evan and Whitney Evans of Mint Hill.
by Erin Evans
(edited for brevity)
A child sits quietly, hardly blinking, occasionally jerking, constantly staring, oblivious to his surroundings. Some might wonder if he is schizophrenic, autistic, or suffering from another mental illness.
This child is simply addicted to the technology that holds his undivided attention and isolates him from the real world.
Technology, which has so greatly impacted life today in positive ways, has now begun to raise concerns about its negative influences, especially upon the young. Continue reading
The new gymnasium being constructed at Independence High School from 2007 bond money is nearing completion. The renovations to the original gym are also nearing completion. Even with the recent bout of bad weather, the projected date of completion is sometime in April.
Independence High School will have a new façade when the construction is completed. The area shown here will be the new front entrance to the school. Originally the area between the main building and the gym was a covered walk way. The building has been enclosed and connected to the gym. The new building will contain the front office as well as some administrative offices.
By Michele Dotson firstname.lastname@example.org
The Any1Can Project is an arts-based global service learning initiative that allows students to learn about seven complex global issues and create an original work of art on a white t-shirt.
The winning t-shirt designs in each of the seven categories will be mass produced to sell in retail establishments across Charlotte. Continue reading