Press Releases

ICSD Student Named National Merit Finalist

March 1, 2019

February 28, 2019, (Independence, IA) – Independence Community School District (ICSD) recently received news that ICSD student, Zander Smith has been named a National Merit Scholar Finalist. Zander received this honor after being named a National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalist last fall. Being named a National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalist means that he scored in the top…

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Independence FCCLA Participates in Many Events

February 19, 2019

February 26, 2019 (Independence, Iowa) The Independence Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) have been participated in many events this year. One of the purposes of FCCLA is to create a bond within our community by doing service learning and leadership activities. Earlier this year, members volunteered at the Lexington Estates Trick-or-Treat event,…

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Successful FFA Review Night

February 11, 2019

The Independence FFA Chapter had a successful NE District FFA Review Night at Edgewood-Colesburg on Wednesday February 6th. Sophomore Avery Hanaway was slated to the FFA District Officer Ballot and will present a 2 minute speech on March 9th at District FFA Convention as she runs for SW Sub-District Vice President! If elected, Avery will…

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Independence FFA Year In Review

February 4, 2019

The 2018/19 school year has been a successful and exciting year for the Independence FFA Chapter. The year started with an officer retreat for the new officers where they bonded as a team, and worked on leadership skills. The first chapter event was a back to school barbecue, where new and current FFA members met…

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Moffatt Swims at Winter National Championship

December 12, 2018

Independence, IA (December 11, 2018) – Dylan Moffatt, a junior at Independence Junior/Senior High School, recently swam at the Winter National Championship swim meet in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Winter National Championship was held November 28 – December 1st. Moffatt, who swims for Cedar Falls and is a member of the Black Hawk Area Swim…

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Independence to Host Cliff Keen Independence Invitational

November 30, 2018

The Independence Jr/Sr High School will be hosting the 3rd annual Cliff Keen Independence Invitational wrestling tournament. The Cliff Keen Invitational is a 32 man bracket tournament that involves just under 450 wrestlers. The tournament will take place this Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st at the Jr/Sr High School. This tournament includes 33…

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Independence Marching Band Competes in Indianapolis

November 20, 2018

November 20, 2018, (Independence, IA) On November 8th, the Mustang Marching Band loaded two charter buses and made their way to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana to compete in the Bands of America (BOA), Grand National Championship. The Bands of America Championship is a three day competition for high school marching bands across the…

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Independence FFA Soils Evaluation Team Competes at State

November 2, 2018

The Independence FFA Soils Evaluation team competed at the FFA State Soils Evaluation CDE (Career Development Event) on October 20th at Iowa State University. The team earned the right to compete at state by placing 4th at the Northeast District soil evaluation competition. The top 30 FFA soils evaluation teams in Iowa competed, and the…

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Independence FFA Feeds Local Farmers

October 31, 2018

On Saturday, October 13th the Independence FFA Chapter delivered meals to area farmers harvesting in the field. They call this event “Fed in the Field”. Over 125 meals were delivered consisting of pulled pork sandwiches, fruit, baked beans, cookies, and chips. To receive these meals the farmers had to be nominated by community members. Fed…

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Independence FFA Chapter Members Attend National FFA Convention

October 31, 2018

On October 23rd, 14 members of the Independence FFA Chapter departed for Indianapolis, IN to attend the National FFA Convention. They attended three days of the convention. Throughout these days, members attended the Blue Room where FFA members were able to speak to CEO’s and entrepreneurs and learn about the future of agriculture. Time was…

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