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Golden Apple nominees in Joplin schools

EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION—These teachers from St. Mary Elementary, St. Peter Middle School, and McAuley Catholic High School were recently nominated for the Golden Apple Award presented by the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce. Pictured are Amanda Walker, Debi Staton, Margie Black, Sr. Joan Schwager, RSM, and Blake Zapletal. The Golden Apple award recognizes outstanding contribution in the field of education. Teachers are nominated for this award by students and parents. (Submitted photo)
EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION—These teachers from St. Mary Elementary, St. Peter Middle School, and McAuley Catholic High School were recently nominated for the Golden Apple Award presented by the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce. Pictured are Amanda Walker, Debi Staton, Margie Black, Sr. Joan Schwager, RSM, and Blake Zapletal. The Golden Apple award recognizes outstanding contribution in the field of education. Teachers are nominated for this award by students and parents. (Submitted photo)

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Third graders visit Joplin Humane Society

CHARITABLE WORKS BENEFIT STUDENTS & ANIMALS—Mrs. Brower’s third grade class chose the Joplin Humane Society for its September dress-down charity and raised nearly $800. The class in St. Mary Catholic School, Joplin, that raised the most had the opportunity to visit the site. Students learned about the special animals at the facility and had a lot of fun in  the process. Dress-down days allow  students can make a contribution to a charity in order to be out of uniform at school. (The Mirror)
CHARITABLE WORKS BENEFIT STUDENTS & ANIMALS—Mrs. Brower’s third grade class chose the Joplin Humane Society for its September dress-down charity and raised nearly $800. The class in St. Mary Catholic School, Joplin, that raised the most had the opportunity to visit the site. Students learned about the special animals at the facility and had a lot of fun in the process. Dress-down days allow students to make a contribution to a charity in order to be out of uniform at school. (The Mirror)

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9/11 Survivor Tree planted at Mercy Joplin

SURVIVOR SAPPLING—Whit Sanders, executive director of cancer services at Mercy Joplin, planted a sapling from the 9/11 Memorial Tree near the cancer center’s healing garden at a ceremony Sun., May 22, during the fifth anniversary of the Joplin tornado. (Submitted photo)
SURVIVOR SAPLING—Whit Sanders, executive director of cancer services at Mercy Joplin, planted a sapling from the 9/11 Memorial Tree near the cancer center’s healing garden at a ceremony Sun., May 22, during the fifth anniversary of the Joplin tornado. (Submitted photo)

Ceremony marked fifth anniversary of tornado, destruction of former hospital

A sapling from the New York City 9/11 Memorial Survivor Tree was planted Sun., May 22, near the cancer center’s healing garden at Mercy Hospital Joplin.

The tree is a reminder of the kinship among survivors as Joplin marked the fifth anniversary of the devastating tornado. The 9/11 Memorial announced last fall that Mercy would receive one of three saplings grown from seeds of the original Survivor Tree, along with Newtown, CT, and Madrid, Spain, each struck by tragedy.

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Future business leaders compete in Joplin

BUSY WITH BUSINESS—Mrs. Amanda Walker, Head of the McAuley Catholic High School Business Department, congratulate Miranda Green, Bailey Welch, and Kristin Metts for their outstanding work in the annual F.B.L.A. competition in Joplin. Miranda Green and Bailey Welch placed Third in the Sports Management Marketing category and Bailey Welch and Kristin Metts placed Third in the Hospitality Management category. (The Mirror)
BUSY WITH BUSINESS—Mrs. Amanda Walker (left), Head of the McAuley Catholic High School Business Department, congratulated Miranda Green, Bailey Welch, and Kristin Metts for their outstanding work in the annual Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competition in Joplin. Miranda Green and Bailey Welch placed Third in the Sports Management Marketing category and Bailey Welch and Kristin Metts placed Third in the Hospitality Management category. (The Mirror)

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May Crownings in Joplin

FOR LOVE OF MARY—McAuley Catholic High School students James Nguyen, Olivia Powell, and Chloe Kenkel, crown the Blessed Virgin Mary during the school’s annual May Crowning. Students were involved in prayer and song during the presentation of the Crown of Flowers. (The Mirror)
FOR LOVE OF MARY—McAuley Catholic High School students James Nguyen, Olivia Powell, and Chloe Kenkel, crown the Blessed Virgin Mary during the school’s annual May Crowning. Students were involved in prayer and song during the presentation of the Crown of Flowers. (The Mirror)

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Week of pennies reaps big donation

PENNY WAR—​St. Mary​ Catholic​ School in Joplin had a penny war ​recently ​to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). The​ ​organization helps fund research for blood cancers, as well as provide education and patient services. The students brought in change over the course of​ seven ​days, and raised a total of $2​,​431.92! They had so much fun competing with other classes and raising money for a great cause. Pictured ​were​ Mrs. Carly Barwick​, ​her students​, and ​St. Mary School Principal Ann Hamlet. (The Mirror)​
PENNY WAR—​St. Mary​ Catholic​ School in Joplin had a penny war ​recently ​to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). The​ ​organization helps fund research for blood cancers, as well as provide education and patient services. The students brought in change over the course of​ seven ​days, and raised a total of $2​,​431.92! They had so much fun competing with other classes and raising money for a great cause. Pictured ​were​ Mrs. Carly Barwick​, ​her students​, and ​St. Mary School Principal Ann Hamlet. (The Mirror)​

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