The Independence team began about eight years ago with one amazing debate coach and a few dedicated novices. It is a subset of the IHS Forensics team, and the debaters work closely with IEers as well as participating in many IE events themselves.
Though we operate under no official team mission statement, we exist to improve our skills in the areas of research, logic, confidence, and public speaking. We work together and we work hard to reach our ultimate goal of operating at our best possible level and winning debates.
Mary Glenn Mellor, Qualifier in Student Congress, 2009
Nick Lotz, Qualifier in Extemporaneous Speaking and Alternate in Public Forum Debate, 2011
Lindsey Hancock, Alternate in Public Forum Debate and Student Congress, 2011