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Jamie Anderson to keynote Independence High School graduation

Olympian Jamie Anderson, who recently won a gold medal in women’s snowboarding at the Sochi Winter Games, will be the keynote speaker at the May 29 graduation ceremony of Independence High School. The ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. at the Independence High School campus, 385 Pleasant Valley Road in Diamond Springs.

“Independence High School is thrilled and honored to welcome Jamie Anderson as our Class of 2014 graduation keynote speaker,” said Principal Alison Gennai. “Our school is deeply connected to snowboarding and skateboarding and we embrace the model of hard work, self-discipline, and pursuit of dreams that Jamie makes real for us. We encourage the community to celebrate with us on May 29 and we thank Ms. Anderson for her support of our students’ success.”

Anderson grew up snowboarding at Sierra-at-Tahoe and has built a reputation as one of the top slope-style riders in the business. As the youngest female medalist at the Winter X-Games, she won her first professional slope-style competition at age 15 and she recently returned home from Sochi, Russia where she won the gold medal in the inaugural Women’s Slope-style Event.

The California Department of Education recently named Independence High School one of 24 model continuation schools in the state.

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