Joplin High School

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Vice President Tours Joplin Rebuild

Joe Biden visits high school that rose from debris of May 2011 tornado


During the Joplin High School Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2012 at the Missouri Southern State University Leggett & Platt Athletic Center on Monday, May 21, 2012, in Joplin, Missouri. President Barack Obama spoke at the event in commemoration of the one year anniversary of the city being struck by an EF-5 tornado.{Photo by SHANE KEYSER | Kansas City Star).

Replacement of Tornado-Ravaged Joplin High Starts

This was the first work visible to the community on a building that Superintendent C.J. Huff calls the hub of the community.


Joplin High School Getty Images, photo by Stephanie Himango

Joplin: The Class of 2012

For the 428 members of Joplin High School’s Class of 2012, Monday night’s graduation caps a senior year marked by tragedy, turmoil and perseverance.


Joplin High School Getty Images, photo by Stephanie Himango

Joplin Schools get Safe Rooms

Missouri is providing $2.3 million to help build special rooms at five Joplin schools designed to withstand severe weather.


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Hoops for Joplin Goes on in St. Louis

The game will be nonstop for 110 hours, with no timeouts, and rests for the players are not to exceed three hours. The 24 players are divided into two 12-member squads called Team St. Louis and Team Joplin.



Joplin Vocalists Win $25K in ‘Glee’ Contest

Joplin High School received more than 5,000 online votes in the “Give Glee A Note” contest.


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