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JHS senior named National Merit Scholarship semifinalist
Noah Chotrow, a senior at Joplin High School, has been named a semifinalist in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program. He is among 16,000 academically talented high school seniors recognized with this honor. The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors.

Chotrow will have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. From the approximately 16,000 semifinalists, about 15,000 are expected to advance to the finalist level, and in February, they will be notified of this designation. Merit scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies, without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference.
Celebrate fall and support a great cause

The Joplin FFA Greenhouse class is holding its annual Chrysanthemum sale.
Colors: red, bronze, yellow, lavender, white
Cost: $8
Size: 8-inch pot
Location: FTC Greenhouse, 2220 Indiana Ave.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 
(To make other arrangements, please email or send the Joplin FFA a private Facebook message.)
Dr. Ridder appears on KGCS-TV's Newsmakers program

Joplin Schools Interim Superintendent Dr. Norm Ridder shares information about the district and offers insights from his first few weeks on the job.

Athletic Booster Club to host free pregame activities Friday at Junge Field

Check out our Eagles tonight as they take on Rolla. There will be FREE pregame activities for the whole family including a rock wall, face painting, inflatable obstacle course, and more. The event takes place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in front of Junge Field. Tickets to the game are $4 for adults and $3 for K-12 students. Don't forget to show your Eagle Pride by sharing your photos on social media using #joplineaglepride.

Please note: This week, students who attend North Middle School and Cecil Floyd, Columbia, Jefferson, and West Central elementary schools get free admission to the game.

Get your tickets now for this great performance to benefit the Joplin Archery Team

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Sept. 22
Board of Education Meeting
7 p.m., Memorial Education Center
Sept. 25
Homecoming Game
7 p.m., Junge Field
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