Mia Antonia Papas ’86, Stephanie DeAngelo ’06, Katie Jacoby ’04, not pictured, and Kathryn (Sepelyak) Kirsch ’01 were selected as the latest recipients, announced April 18 during Founders’ Day.
At Independence, we take great pride in the accomplishments of our alumni and the strong connection between our school and former students. Bonds don't end with graduation - you are a Patriot for life!
If you are an Indy alum, please be sure to fill out the form below to let us know about your achievements, activities and interests. We also hope that you will join our Alumni Facebook Group to keep up with news about your former classmates and fellow Indy alumni, in addition to following our LinkedIn page.
Wondering how else you can stay connected? Consider attending any of our special events throughout the year, including the annual Auction & Gala (21 and older). Be sure to check our calendar for all opportunities to come back and say hello!
Another great way to show your support is by making a tax-deductible gift to our Annual Fund, which ensures that we can continue to remain one of the premier pre-school through eighth-grade schools in the region.
Independence is proud to present its annual Alumni Awards. Award categories and descriptions can be found below, along with a link to the form that must be completed to nominate an alumnus or alumna for either award.
Outstanding Alumni Award
The Outstanding Alumni Award recognizes an Independence alumnus or alumna who has graduated 20 or more years ago and demonstrates outstanding achievement, leadership, or innovation in a particular field, whether in his or her profession or through volunteer activities or personal dedication to a cause.
Rising Star Alumni Award
The Rising Star Alumni Award recognizes an Independence alumnus or alumna who has graduated within the last 20 years and demonstrates outstanding achievement, leadership, or innovation in a particular field, whether in his or her profession or through volunteer activities or personal dedication to a cause.
Please click here to complete the required form to nominate an alumnus or alumna for either the Outstanding Alumni or Rising Star Alumni Award. The deadline for 2021 nominations is Wednesday, March 17. Winners will be announced at our virtual Founders' Day ceremony on Friday, April 9.
- 2019: Dr. Mia Antonia Papas ’86
- 2018: Mr. Alexander Mackler ’97
Rising Star Alumni
- 2019: Capt. Stephanie DeAngelo ’06, Ms. Katie Jacoby ’04 and Dr. Kathryn (Sepelyak) Kirsch ’01
- 2018: Mrs. Kiersten Jones Schwendeman ’03
For more information on all of these outstanding winners, please read the news articles below.
The Outstanding Alumni, Rising Star Alumni Awards were created in celebration of school’s 40th Anniversary.