ALMA MATER, by Vernon Lamar Helms, class of 1967
Knowledge and freedom, these the goals shall be
Patriots of Independence seek so fervently
We fight for truth and freedom with green and gold unfurled
Oh! Independence, let us seek a freedom in our world.
Alma Mater, as we sing thy praise
Let su sing of thy green and gold, thy Patriot all upraised
With honor, truth, and knowledge, we'll hold our standard high
Oh! loyal, faithful Patriot of Independence High.