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Former Indy player chosen by Packers in NFL draft

D.J. Smith, who won four consecutive state titles with the Independence Patriots ending in 2006, was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round of last week’s draft. Smith played linebacker at Appalachian State the last four years and is projected to play special teams with the Packers. However, being drafted in the […]

By |May 5th, 2011|Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments

Independence alum will speak at Queens U. graduation

Robert Morgan, a graduate of Independence High School, will be the commencement speaker at Queens University’s Graduate Student Commencement on May 6. Morgan was named president of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce in 2005.

Prior to his current role, Morgan was president of the Gaston Chamber of Commerce from 2002 to 2005. He began his Chamber career in […]

By |April 26th, 2011|Around Town, Independence High School|0 Comments

Independence High School student wins National Achievement Program scholarship

Melanie McRae was one of five CMS who won the National Achievement Scholarship. These students are among more than 800 black American high school seniors across the country who will receive scholarships totaling over $2 million. The list of winners and their high schools:

Myers Park: Kainee Aguilar; East Mecklenburg: David Ayers; Providence: Wiley Davis III, Vance: Khalid Love, and Independence: Melanie McRae. […]

By |April 7th, 2011|Independence High School, Schools|2 Comments

Indy teams sweep games on the diamonds

Both Independence baseball and softball teams improved their records to 2-0 Tuesday night with home wins against Mallard Creek. 

The Patriot baseball team took a 10-0 lead early against the Mavericks.  Indy survived a couple of rallies and held on for a 11-8 win.  Head Coach Matthew Dykema was pleased with his team’s effort against a tough […]

By |March 3rd, 2011|Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments