The year was 1976. It was the nation’s bicentennial. It was the year
Independence High School opened its doors and it was the year a tradition
found its home.
Throughout the nearly thirty years Independence High School has set atop
the hill we have prided ourselves on our ability to remember the past and
embrace the future, lay aside petty differences and each year work as the
most cohesive student body ever fashioned in these walls.
That tradition still carries today; approaching thirty years of age
Independence High School still both beckons and challenges its progressive
student body. We’ve welcomed the good times and triumphed over the bad. We
reigned in a new millennium. We’ve witnessed our nation surmount
atrocities and experience profound elation. America’s future has walked
these halls time and time again.
Through all the years, through all the moments, through the laughter and
the tears, our victories and our defeats, our school’s spirit has endured
the test of time like no other. It is the spirit of a patriot. It is our
desire for freedom, our will to succeed, our determination to overcome,
and our heritage of harmony.
We the students, of Independence High School, vow to never lose sight of
our beloved tradition. We will never misplace our prized heritage and we
pledge ourselves to, by no means, let anything stand in the face of our
The patriots of yesterday walked these halls with an incomprehensible
sense of pride. Make no mistake of the patriots of tomorrow. The spirit
It’s choice, not chance, that determines our destiny.
Homecoming Queen 2010
Phone number: (304) 683-3228 • Fax number:
850 Independence Road • PO Box 1595 • Coal City, West Virginia 25823
As required by federal laws and regulations, the Raleigh
County Board of Education and Independence High School
do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, religion, disability, martial status, or
national origin in its educational programs, activities or employment practices. Inquiries may be referred
to Title IX Coordinator, Raleigh County Board of Education,
105 Adair Street, Beckley, WV 25801 (304) 256-4500