Homedays Recap and Meeting Update

Meeting Tonight at 7:00pm, IHS Media Center

Home Days was a major success for the Independence High School Alumni Association and Alumni. Over 120 Alumni signed the guest book. Likely 300 to 400 people visited the tent and enjoyed the company, yearbooks and prizes. Seventy-six tickets were sold for the Sunday brunch at Elmwood Park. There was a lot of laughter and conversation fostering memories!

All this would not be possible without the Alumni who volunteered their time, talent and donations. A special thank you to the Class of 1975 for providing and preparing our brunch, Pat Stephan for the juice and fruit served at the brunch, and Kelly Hatfield who did an amazing job preparing items for the raffle, which was a huge success.

The Alumni Association relies on the continuing support of our members. Please join us this evening for our quarterly meeting, at 7:00pm, in the remodeled high school media center.

Class of '56 Luncheon

The class of 1956 is having a reunion luncheon Saturday, September 21st, at Creekside Restaurant in Brecksville. Contact Rita Krobusek Glow ddgrag1958@aol.com

Your Association at work. Did you know?

Graduating Senior Awards. In ten years our Association has given 17 Graduating Senior Awards totaling $7,600.00. In 2009 the Association awarded $100.00 to one student. In 2016 and 2017, we awarded $500.00 each to two students ($1,000.00 per year). A ten-fold annual increase.

Educator of Excellence.

Each year the Association selects and recognizes a past or present Educator of Excellence at a noon luncheon in the High School. The program is very well received and about 70 Alumni, teachers (past and present), school administrators and family members attend. Recipients include: Jeff Enkler, Geraldine Kaftan, Karl Schuld, Ken Gunlicks, Joe O’Brien and Mark Echstenkamper.

Mark Your Calendar--Upcoming Meetings & Important Dates

The Alumni Association meets the second Monday of the month, four times each year, in March, June, September and November.

In 2020 the Class of 1970, is planning a 50th Reunion
Newsletter Submission Deadlines
Spring 2019 - Sunday, May 12th, 2019
Winter 2019 - Sunday, November 10th, 2019

Donations and memorabilia

We are always looking for memorabilia from your high school years. If you have rings, class photos, yearbooks from 1926 thru 1928, 1931 thru 1944, 1946 thru 1951, 1992 and 1994, or other related items you would like to donate to the Alumni Association, please email Elaine (Wisnieski 57) Kukawka at elainekukawka@gmail.com.

Memorial Bricks

We have a limited number of memorial bricks remaining from the former Independence High/Middle School. Each 1922 brick is $15.00 and comes with a certificate of authenticity. Please email Kelly Hatfield at kellyhatfieldwmc@yahoo.com

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