Brad's Beat: Joplin High School Floor Signing

By Brad Douglas

Published 05/16 2014 05:32PM

Updated 05/16 2014 09:14PM

JOPLIN, MO.--- Several hundred Joplin seniors left their mark on the new high school. The Class of 2014 signed their names and left messages of encouragement on the floor of the new school, which is still under construction. The seniors were freshman when their school was destroyed in the Joplin tornado. Students say it will be nice to visit in a few years to return to the spot in the school where they signed their names. 

"When we come back, I'll definitely know where I signed and know all my friends names are under there. We might not be able to see it, but I'll always know it's under there. There's still a part of us here even though everything was destroyed. We can still know there's something left behind from us," said Shelbie Dewitt, Senior. 

The new high school is expected to be complete by August 25th of this year, just in time for fall classes. 

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