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Hope High School

By Nicole Frugé — May 22, 2012 1 min read
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Teacher Ashley Hallmark, top, helps a freshman student log in to a test site in her communication-arts classroom at Joplin High School’s 9th and 10th grade campus in Joplin, Mo. Hallmark volunteered to search for missing students after the tornado. The Joplin school district has made one of the more rapid 1-to-1 laptop implementations in American public schooling, fueled by a $1 million-dollar donation from the United Arab Emirates.
Juniors Kyle Copple, left, Caitlin Williams, Rex Whisner, and Amber Rutledge, take a break between classes at the campus. The Joplin school district handed out 2,200 Apple MacBooks to all its high school students on the first day of school, just 87 days after a violent tornado devastated the community.
The former Joplin High School gymnasium sits in ruins. The storm leveled five of the district’s 20 campuses.
Trophies sit in a destroyed display case inside the old Joplin High School.
Junior Sierra Bartholomew shares a moment with senior Aidan Shipley between classes at the 11th and 12th grade campus of Joplin High School. The school was erected largely with portable walls inside an empty department store at a shopping mall.
Senior Derek Carter, above, reads Catch-22 on his laptop in a Think Tank room at the 11th and 12th grade campus of Joplin High School.
Joplin senior Aaron Stark holds Camdyn Miller, 2, during the Christmas parade with junior Elisha Mansour in downtown Joplin. Camdyn's mom, junior Torri Ackeson, is obscured in the background.
Senior Aidan Shipley, of the Joplin High School band, waits on a bus before the Christmas parade in downtown Joplin.
Freshman Greg Lamp, walks his dog, Belle Starr, near the trailer provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency that his family moved into after the tornado. As many as 500 students districtwide are still living in trailers provided by FEMA.
Greg Lamp hugs his mom, Darlene Harper, in their trailer home. "School hasn't changed that much. Everyone is coming back to normal. The teachers are really sensitive about the tornado," says Greg Lamp.

On May 22, 2011, a devastating tornado touched down in Joplin, Missouri, leveling five of the school district’s 20 campuses and killing 161 people, including two high school students. One year later, Joplin is breaking ground on three new schools and playing host to President Barack Obama, who delivered a commencement address to Joplin High School graduates yesterday.

A version of this article first appeared in the Full Frame blog.

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