Parker Melting – This senior just loves to play golf. She puts in a lot of time on the greens perfecting her game while she continues to be the Patriots one women golf team. She also is in JROTC as a cadet and is involved in many school activities. She is an excellent student athlete with a solid GPA. Parker has received both an athletic and academic scholarship to attend the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in the Fall of 2018. She eventually would like to attend law school. What is also important is to keep Independence women’s golf on the map, for the program to continue after she graduates. She recently finished 12th at the 4A West Regional and was the 2015 Southwestern 4A Conference champion as a sophomore, a runner-up last year, then winning the Conference championship again this year scoring a 72 earning girls golfer of the year honors. Parker would like to thank her parents for always believing in her and supporting all her endeavors. Their guidance and direction is really appreciated.
Aleena Oakley – Aleena is the Captain of the women’s tennis team at Independence. She loves the sport of tennis and strives to achieve her very best effort on the court while leading her teammates. She is a good student athlete and has been consistently on the honor roll. She has been accepted to Johnson C. Smith University and will be a member of the tennis team. Aleena has received both a scholastic and athletic scholarship from the University beginning the Fall of 2018. Her parents have been very instrumental in her life and remind her to treat others as she would like to be treated. Also, hard work is very important in life to build character, help achieve her goals and to always pursue your dreams.