The IHS Boosters

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Recent News from the Alumni and Music & Arts...

Homedays Booth Volunteer Sign-up

We are looking for volunteers to help at the Alumni Tent at Home Days on Friday, August 2 and Saturday, August 3! The gig is simple: greet people, have them sign the guestbook, give out alumni stickers, collect membership dues and sell raffle and brunch tickets. Two-hour shifts are available on Friday and Saturday. If all shifts are filled you can still come and help out as there’s always people to greet and memories to share!

Sign Up Here

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Russell Fortlage 2024 Recipient of the Diploma of Distinction

Russ Fortlage, '59 recipient of the 2024 Diploma of Distinction

Photos From the Ceremony

Russell Fortlage was born in Independence and has remained an Independence resident his entire life. He was a member of the first-ever Independence kindergarten class, held in Historic Hall, which at that time also housed the Council Chambers and City Jail! Russ attended first grade through senior year of high school in the old brick school building on Brecksville Road (now demolished) across from St. Michael Church. As a senior, Russ was elected president of his class as well as Student Council President. School policy did not allow one person to serve in both positions, so a classmate took on the Student Council leadership role. …Read More Russell Fortlage 2024 Recipient of the Diploma of Distinction

Bill Taylor Memorial Bench

Accepting Donations

(Sample Bench)

IHS Graduates & The Alumni Association are partnering to place a memorial tree, bench and plaque in the Independence city park in honor & memory of Bill Taylor. You are welcome to participate! Questions: Call or text – Bob Wagner (’66), 757-202-7750

The cost for the bench, tree and plaque are estimated to be $1,150.00. To Date, Over $500.00 has been donated.

Checks should be made out to the IHS Alumni Association, with notation “Bill Taylor Tree,” and mailed to:
IHS Alumni Association
6001 Archwood Rd,
Independence, Ohio 44131

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