Joplin seniors graduate after a strange year

May 21, 2012 | 10:29 a.m. CDT
In this Aug. 17, 2011, file photo, seniors Preston Colasanti and Lily Yang compare schedules on the first day of school at a temporary high school in a converted big-box store in Joplin. A year after the old high school and much of the rest of Joplin was destroyed by an EF-5 tornado on graduation day, the community is preparing for the graduation of the class of 2012.

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