Joplin High School now has a new landmark showing off its Eagle pride
A bronze statue of the mascot was unveiled in the high school rose garden this morning. The Class of 1954 funded the $50,000 project, half of which came from a donation from Tamko. President and CEO David Humphreys hopes the statue will serve as a reminder of the Class of ’54 and help build tradition for the future.
“I don’t think we’re going to run in and touch the Eagle as we go to the football game, but the kids here might. And, I think that there’ll be some traditions that evolve from having the Eagle placed here,” says Humphreys.
Humphreys calls the new Eagle a symbol of resiliency both for the high school and the community as a whole.