Pat Czarniak Stephan '60 Hospitality
Bill McGuinness (IHS Principal), Honorary V.P.
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Wish you could have been there!
The May 21st track meet was absolutely amazing. Competing with 16 other high schools in the Division III, District Championships, and I quote, "History was made on Friday as Independence girls' track team claimed its first district championship and the boys' team won its first team title since the 2001 season."
They didn't just "squeak by" - they dominated! For the women, winning their first district title ever - Independence had 101.50 points and the 2nd place school had 84.50. For the men - Independence had 104 points and the 2nd place team had 86 points.
And winning both titles on the same night!! How rare is that?
"The Blue Devils won seven individual titles … and qualified 20 events for next week's regional track meet."
I'm sure you would enjoy the rest of Steve Hare's article, "Independence sweeps district titles," which can be found at: https://ohiovarsity.com/independence-sweeps-district-titles/
Go Blue Devils!!
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?
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
- 1971 thru 1976
- 1979 thru 1990
- 1998 and 1999
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
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!