A Night of Hope: President Obama Will Give Commencement at Joplin Graduation

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Students in Joplin are set to graduate Monday night, almost one year after a deadly EF-5 tornado tore through the southern part of the city, caused over $2-billion in damage and killed 161 people.

For the 428 members of Joplin High School’s Class of 2012, Monday night’s graduation — featuring a commencement speech by President Barack Obama — caps a senior year marked by tragedy, turmoil and perseverance. Click here for more.

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