Four students took home the top prize for their Rube Goldberg machine that dropped a hammer on a nail with maximal inefficiency.
The Centralia Orphans won the National honor after voting concluded Wednesday afternoon in a USA Today sponsored competition.
Joplin is one of six finalists in a contest aimed at naming the nation’s friendliest city.
Joplin High School received more than 5,000 online votes in the “Give Glee A Note” contest.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri transportation safety officials are holding a contest to encourage people not to drive while drunk.