Independence graduates 75 students



ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Independence High School held its winter graduation ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, in the auditorium of the Milton Center, honoring the 75 seniors who became the final members of Fulton County’s class of 2013.

The commencement address was given by Emma Thomas Halpin, Independence High School alumna from the class of 2003.

Margaret Pupillo, area executive director for the Northwest Learning Community, certified the diplomas on behalf of the Fulton County Board of Education.

In addition to the formal ceremony, graduating seniors were invited to a catered brunch, courtesy of Principal Tabatha Taylor, and a post-commencement reception hosted by St. James United Methodist Church.

Independence High School, located in Alpharetta’s Historic District, is a fully accredited Fulton County public school. Its “mini-mester” format provides students with the opportunity to earn eight academic credits each year versus six in the traditional school setting. Thus, students enrolled have the possibilities of early graduation or credit recovery.

To learn more about Independence High School, please visit the website at

—Lindsey Conway

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