The Independence Patriots varsity basketball teams opened their Southwestern 4A conference play at home Friday night against the Eagles of East Meck.
Indy 39 – Butler 46. The Independence football season ended in the second round of the State Playoff with a loss to Butler for the second time this season. Butler will advance to the third round of the State Playoffs friday night by traveling to and playing the number on seed West Forsyth. Rocky River will also advance to the third round after beating Porter Ridge 37 to 29. The Ravens will travel to Greensboro to play Dudley High this Friday night.
Independence loses 33-83 to North Meck Thursday, November 21.
By Michele Dotson email@example.com
Eleven students from Kingsley College in Redditch, Worcestershire, England got a Big-I welcome on Thursday, October 24 for their first day of a two week school exchange.
Students spent their first day getting acquainted with their peer guides, enjoying breakfast provided by Chick-fil-A, and Krispy Kreme, and meeting their hostess, Ms. Katie Willett, as well as school principal, Amy Dellinger.
Willett, a US History and seminar teacher in Independence High School’s Academy of International Studies (AIS) program, has been leading the exchange for the past four years.
“The Kingsley students are here for two weeks, and we will go over there for two weeks in the spring,” says Willett.
Mark Atherton of Kingsley College has also been a part of the program for several years.
“This is my seventh time visiting Independence,” says Atherton, “but the fourth time we’ve had the exchange.” Continue reading