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Leah Ochoa, a first grade student at Independence Leadership Academy, plays a math game during ILA's Math and Literacy Night.

On Sept. 24, Independence Leadership Academy held its annual Math and Literacy Night.

Students and parents played educational math and reading games. Parents were introduced to guest speaker Carlton Ashby, who will be working with parents, students and the staff at ILA this school year.

During the school day, teachers and students met with Ashby, who emphasized the importance of building relationships and personal accountability.