Free movie screening at Blair Road United Methodist
Season of Miracles, the latest movie from Elevating Entertainment, has an official release date of October 1, but Blair Road United Methodist Church will host an early release screening of the new family friendly movie on September 13 at 7:00 pm. This is the third feature film produced by Mint Hill native Dave Moody and his son Josh.
Season of Miracles tells the story of the Robins, an underdog Little League team in the deep south who turn their season around when newcomer and autistic baseball savant, Rafer (Grayson Russell, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Talladega Nights) joins their team. Continue reading
By Derek Lacey / Staff Writer
For an entire school year, students at Independence High School have been working to restore a chunk of school history from rusting and decaying in the basement.
The Independence DREAM Team, a group of student leaders, have been working to clean up and repair hundreds of trophies that were moved to a flood-prone basement years ago.
The trophies date as far back as the 60s, and encompass all sports and academic competitions, from football and basketball to scholars’ bowl and Future Farmers of America.
Beginning at the start of the school year, U.S. History teacher and advisor to the DREAM Team, Noel Hamrick, started taking the trophies out, cleaning them, and putting them on display in the media center.
Hamrick, who graduated from Independence in 1995, has even seen names of her classmates on trophies that the group has worked to repair.
by Derek Lacey / Staff Writer
This spring break, a group of Independence High School students made the trip across the Atlantic, to England, as part of the exchange program at the school.
Students traveled to Worcestershire, England, to stay with the families of exchange students they hosted in October 2012.
The exchange program allows students to broaden their horizons and meet people from around the world.
“This exchange facilitates growth for the students on a multitude of levels,” said Katie Willett, social sciences teacher and chaperone for the trip. “It provides students an opportunity to meet a person from a different country and to explore it with all its successes and failures from a native.”
Indy students Lauren Burrows, Kathia Toledo, Terhass Yosief, Connor Owens, Tanner Barnett, Keven Gomez, Josh Cobb, Crystal Conde went on the trip, where they are attending Kingsley College and visiting local historical and cultural sites.
The Independence Patriots basketball team moved one step closer to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state tournament last Monday night, with a narrow first-round playoff win against the RJ Reynolds High School Demons.
The game was close and hard-fought the entire time, with the final seconds deciding the outcome, 74-73 in the Patriots’ favor.
RJ Reynolds (12-15) came into the game averaging less than 60 points per game, compared to Independence’s (23-5) Southwestern 4A Conference title season and scoring average of 66.5.
Independence won the tip-off, and strong defense on both sides made scoring difficult in the first quarter, but Independence held on to the early lead, ending the quarter with a score of 21-15, in Indy’s favor.