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Joplin High School

Joplin: Rejoicing, Remembering and Rebuilding One Year Later

Laela Zaidi | Posted 07.25.2012 | Teen
Laela Zaidi

Generosity has been given a new meaning for the people of Joplin. From across the nation and around the world, individuals have put their lives aside to take part in the efforts.

Joplin Breaks Ground On New Schools

AP | Posted 07.22.2012 | Green

JOPLIN, Mo. -- A day after President Obama helped Joplin, Mo., bid its high school seniors an emotional farewell, the city is breaking ground on three...

WATCH: Obama Speaks At Joplin Graduation One Year After Tragedy

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics

JOPLIN, Mo. — One year after a deadly tornado devastated their city, President Barack Obama praised the residents of Joplin, Mo., for a spirit o...

This High School's Magical Prom Night (VIDEO)

Posted 05.21.2012 | Teen

Prom is, of course, a cause for celebration at any high school. But for the students of Joplin, Missouri, the 2012 prom fell almost exactly a year aft...

Joplin High School Graduation Marks Year Of Tragedy, Perseverance

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 07.21.2012 | Education

JOPLIN, Mo. — There were tearful remembrances for lost classmates and jokes about spending their senior year in a converted department store. B...

A Year After The Tornado, An Outpouring Of Support For Joplin High School's Prom

Posted 04.25.2012 | Good News

High school students who survived last year's devastating tornado in Joplin, Mo., enjoyed a prom to remember last week thanks to the support of nation...

A New Hope High School for Joplin

Randy Turner | Posted 06.04.2012 | Education
Randy Turner

When the tornado took this city's beloved high school May 22, 2011 all we had left was hope, as so memorably created on that broken sign. Now that hope will become a reality.

Joplin Schools Seek Support For $62 Million Bond Issue For Rebuilding

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 03.23.2012 | Education

JOPLIN, Mo. -- Connie Nance is well aware of the damage caused by the deadly Joplin tornado 10 months ago – "It was right outside my back door,"...

WATCH: Joplin High School Lip Dubs To Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas

Posted 01.09.2012 | Home

Six months after a deadly tornado made Joplin a household name, people in the southwest Missouri town continue to assimilate to everyday life. Among t...

Jim Whitney, Math Teacher At Joplin High School, Accused of Homophobic Comments On Facebook

Posted 12.26.2011 | Gay Voices

Just days after a New Jersey special education teacher reportedly posted that homosexuality is "a perverted spirit that has existed from the beginning...

Sharing Stories After the Joplin Tornado

Randy Turner | Posted 11.26.2011 | Books
Randy Turner

During the four hours we were at Hastings Books in Joplin Saturday, we heard terrifying stories, some sad, some uplifting of the May 22 event that forever reshaped the lives of Joplin residents.

Joplin High School Tornado Victim Was a Shooting Star

Randy Turner | Posted 07.31.2011 | Impact
Randy Turner

The tornado hit just a short time after Will reached a major milestone in his life, on the stage at the Leggett & Platt Center on the Missouri Southern State University campus, receiving his high school diploma.