1st Day of School in Joplin

Students greet each other in the old Shopko Department Store in the Northpark shopping mall that will serve as the Joplin High School on the first day of school, in Joplin, Missouri on August 17, 2011. Officials converted the store into a school over the summer and will house the 1,000 juniors and seniors who would have attended the high school that was destroyed in the May 22, 2011 tornado. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
Students begin school in Joplin, Missouri Students greet each other in the old Shopko Department Store in the Northpark shopping mall that will serve as the Joplin High School on the first day of school, in Joplin, Missouri on August 17, 2011. Officials converted the store into a school over the summer and will house the 1,000 juniors and seniors who would have attended the high school that was destroyed in the May 22, 2011 tornado. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
Students walk to the old Shopko Department Store in the Northpark shopping mall that will serve as the Joplin High School, in Joplin, Missouri on August 17, 2011. Officials converted the store into a school over the summer and will house the 1,000 juniors and seniors who would have attended the high school that was destroyed in the May 22, 2011 tornado. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
Students begin school in Joplin, Missouri Students walk to the old Shopko Department Store in the Northpark shopping mall that will serve as the Joplin High School, in Joplin, Missouri on August 17, 2011. Officials converted the store into a school over the summer and will house the 1,000 juniors and seniors who would have attended the high school that was destroyed in the May 22, 2011 tornado. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon and and Angie Besendorfer, deputy superintendant of Joplin schools, inspect a tornado shelter at the rebuilt East Middle School, that can hold the entire student body in Joplin, Missouri on August 17, 2011. A EF 5 tornado 87 days ago, destroyed ior damaged every school in Jopln on May 22, 2011 tornado. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
Students begin school in Joplin, Missouri Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon and and Angie Besendorfer, deputy superintendant of Joplin schools, inspect a tornado shelter at the rebuilt East Middle School, that can hold the entire student body in Joplin, Missouri on August 17, 2011. A EF 5 tornado 87 days ago, destroyed ior damaged every school in Jopln on May 22, 2011 tornado. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon hands the first computer to senior Quinton Anderson on opening day of school in Joplin, Missouri on August 17, 2011. Anderson, who was critically injured in the May 22 tornado that killed 160 people, lost both parents in the storm. Free laptops were distributed to students at Joplin High School as part of a $1 million gift from the United Arab Emirates.  UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
Students begin school in Joplin, Missouri Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon hands the first computer to senior Quinton Anderson on opening day of school in Joplin, Missouri on August 17, 2011. Anderson, who was critically injured in the May 22 tornado that killed 160 people, lost both parents in the storm. Free laptops were distributed to students at Joplin High School as part of a $1 million gift from the United Arab Emirates. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
Debbie Fort, principal of Irving elementary school, greets every student with a hug on the opening day of classes in Joplin, Missouri on August 17, 2011.  The Irving building was destroyed by the May 22, 2011 tornado promting  teachers and students to move to the old Washington school.    UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
Students begin school in Joplin, Missouri Debbie Fort, principal of Irving elementary school, greets every student with a hug on the opening day of classes in Joplin, Missouri on August 17, 2011. The Irving building was destroyed by the May 22, 2011 tornado promting teachers and students to move to the old Washington school. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon hands out free backpacks full of school supplies to students at East Middle School in Joplin, Missouri on August 17, 2011. East Middle School was destroyed by the May 22, 2011 tornado and rebuilt in a former warehouse over the summer.    UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
Students begin school in Joplin, Missouri Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon hands out free backpacks full of school supplies to students at East Middle School in Joplin, Missouri on August 17, 2011. East Middle School was destroyed by the May 22, 2011 tornado and rebuilt in a former warehouse over the summer. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon talks to high school students in the old Shopko Department Store converted into a high school in Joplin High School, in Joplin, Missouri on August 17, 2011. Officials converted the store into a school over the summer that will house the 1,000 juniors and seniors who would have attended the high school that was destroyed in the May 22, 2011 tornado. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
Students begin school in Joplin, Missouri Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon talks to high school students in the old Shopko Department Store converted into a high school in Joplin High School, in Joplin, Missouri on August 17, 2011. Officials converted the store into a school over the summer that will house the 1,000 juniors and seniors who would have attended the high school that was destroyed in the May 22, 2011 tornado. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
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