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Joplin Tornado Teaches True Meaning of School

Randy Turner | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Randy Turner

It was just a building that was destroyed, one that had packed many memories into its two years, but just a building. The circumstances that brought us together were horrific, but what a wonderful school year.

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...

For Some Joplin Students, Back To School Means Going To The Mall

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 10.17.2011 | Education

JOPLIN, MO. — Seniors and juniors are taking classes in a converted big-box store. Freshmen and sophomores are in a building across town. The ne...