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JHS class of 2011
reflects on graduation, future

With one motion — the right-to-left movement of the tassels on their caps — the 445 seniors at Joplin High School had graduated. In just another motion — the west-to-east movement of a monstrous tornado less than an hour later — their lives had changed.

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Sarah Sticklen: Lessons learned: Remain faithful, move forward

As I walked into Missouri Southern’s Leggett & Platt Athletic Center on May 22 for my high school graduation, all I could think was: “I cannot wait until this is all over. Then, I can finally relax.”

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