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Independence High School named most improved in state

Greatschools.net has named Independence High School as the most improved school for the state of North Carolina. Here’s the criteria they used:

These schools showed the greatest improvement in test scores when comparing scores from the most recent year available to the year before. We compared grade-level improvement rather than student group improvement. For example, we […]

By |January 26th, 2009|Independence High School, Schools|0 Comments

Joe Cox is ready to lead Georgia

And according to this AP story, the former Independence High School star is not going to do it quietly.
“I like being vocal,” he said. “I like being loud. That’s just how I play and hopefully if I can transfer that to just a couple other people on the team it could spread like wildfire.  I […]

By |January 15th, 2009|Independence High School, Sports|6 Comments

Butler fourth in SW4A Wachovia Cup standings

[singlepic=189,320,240,,right]Butler is fourth in the Southwestern 4-A Wachovia Cup standings and Independence is eight for the fall. Myers Park holds the top spot in the league thanks to conference championships in women’s tennis, men’s soccer, and men’s and women’s cross country. Providence is in second in the conference after runner-up finishes in women’s tennis and women’s cross country. Conference Standings: Myers Park 48, Providence 40, Ardrey Kell 36, Butler 33.5, Weddington 33, South Mecklenburg 26, East Mecklenburg 15, Independence 13.5. […]

By |January 6th, 2009|Butler High School, Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments

Former Independence star enters NFL draft

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Hakeem Nicks, who leads UNC all time in catches, receiving yards and touchdown receptions, announced today he plans to enter the 2009 NFL draft. The junior wide receiver helped Independence win four consecutive state championships from 2002-2005.

By |January 5th, 2009|Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments

Nicks final game as a Tar Heel?

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Hakeem Nicks, former Independence standout and current junior at UNC, caught eight passes for 217 yards in the Meineke Bowl in Charlotte Saturday. The Heels lost the game to West Virginia, but Nicks, who is contemplating entering the NFL draft next season, surely wowed pro scouts. He holds UNC records for career receiving yards and […]

By |December 30th, 2008|Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments

Independence student wins Pride Stepping Stone Award

Independence High senior Timothy Johnson won the Pride Stepping Stone Award, which[singlepic=491,320,240,,right] includes a $5,000 scholarship and recognition at the 17th Annual Lowe’s Pride Awards. The Stepping Stone Award honors a Mecklenburg County high school senior who is active in the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) program at West Charlotte, Myers Park or Independence high schools. Seniors must have a grade-point average of at least a 3.0 and plans to pursue a four-year college degree. […]

By |December 29th, 2008|Independence High School|0 Comments