IHS Alumni Association Executive Board

Vice President
Recording Secretary
Corresponding Sec.

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Integral Chairpersons

Pat Czarniak Stephan '60 Hospitality
Bill McGuinness (IHS Principal), Honorary V.P.
** Membership Chair Needed!
Public Relations
Newsletter Editor

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Join The Alumni Association &,
Get the "Spectator"!

The "Spectator", our Alumni newsletter, is published twice yearly in the Spring and Fall, and is available to paid members of the Alumni Association. The deadline for Spectator submissions is midnight on the third Sundays of April and October. Submission about personal news, reunion information, or anything of interest and relative to the Independence High School Alumni will be considered for publication. Submissions may be edited or published at a later date. Send submissions to

Promoting educational memories, one class at a time. Join the Alumni Association

The IHS Alumni Association is a 501(c)(3) organization with meetings held at the Independence High School, Media Center.

Important Upcoming Dates

The Alumni Association meets the second Monday of the month in March, June, September and November

Jun 14 - Alumni Meeting - 7:00pm
Sep 13 - Alumni Meeting - 7:00pm
Nov 8 - Alumni Meeting - 7:00pm

Alumni News

18th Annual Reneé Fontana Roche Memorial


Virtual Jog Into Spring
Sunday, April 25th through Sunday, May 2nd
Anywhere you want to run!
5K Run or 1 Mile Walk
Each registrant receives one raffle ticket for a drawing to local restaurants, movie theaters, amusement parks, museums, and sporting events, etc. Entry information can be found here HermesCleveland.com Jog Into Spring

Alumni Association Award Winners


The Alumni Association gifted two awards to graduating seniors who answered the essay prompt “How have my years at I.H.S. prepared me for the future?” This year’s recipients were Rachel de Haan and Kate Taliaferro. Rachel participated in Marching Band, Mock Trial, Drama Club, and the writing team. She plans to attend Case Western Reserve University to become a Neonatal Nurse. Kate played Varsity Volleyball and was active in Biology Society and Student Council at I.H.S. She plans to attend The Ohio State University and has been accepted to their Biological Sciences Scholar Program. She would like to become a pediatrician.

Need a gift for an IHS graduate?


Independence Alumni Spectator Newsletter

Membership to the IHS Alumni Association makes a great gift. In addition to continuing high school friendships, interests, encouraging a sense of civic duty, mentoring, and promoting the sentiment of education in the community, membership includes the Spectator newsletter!

The ALUMNI SPECTATOR is mailed out twice each year. This is a great way to keep our graduates current on alumni events and what's happening with other grads. Membership is $10.00 for one (1) year or $40.00 for five (5) years.

Simply fill out the form available here and return it to: IHS Alumni Association, 6001 Archwood Rd, Independence, OH 44131

Alumni Spectator Staff


We are always searching for people who are passionate about their Alma Mater and wish to join our Alumni Spectator staff. If interested, contact editor, or e-mail any IHS Alumni Association member.

Alumni Class Pictures Needed


  • 1961 thru 1964
  • 1966
  • 1968
  • 1993
  • 1971 thru 1976
  • 1979 thru 1990
  • 1992
  • 1996
  • 1998 and 1999
  • 2005

Looking For Yearbooks…


The Alumni Association is trying to get a complete set of yearbooks. As of June 2019, we are missing the following years:

  • 1926 thru 1928
  • 1931 thru 1944
  • 1946 thru 1951
  • 1992
  • 1994

Note: Some graduating classes might not of had a yearbook. If that is the case, please contact the Alumni Association so that they can note that year as "no yearbook".

Donors can drop their yearbook off at the high school main office, or call the high school and leave a pick-up address where an Alumni Association member can pick up the yearbook.

Keep in Touch! Planning a reunion, recent move, new email?

Planning a class reunion? Moved? Changed your e-mail address? Know of a classmate who has passed on?

If so, please help us to keep our records current by sending an email to

Or leave a message at 216-642-5882. Thanks!