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Over 500 Students Graduate from JHS

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JOPLIN, MISSOURI -

Congrats to the Joplin High School class of 2018!

Today was graduation day for more than 500 students - which makes this years class one of the largest since 1982. 

The graduates are joining the ranks of over 39-thousand other Joplin High Graduates that have come before them. 

This years class is also the first class to spend all four years at the new high school on Indiana Avenue.

Briana Lujan, one of today's proud graduates, says, "That was pretty cool. I remember our first day, scary, but I mean we know the school probably a lot better than anyone else."

Lujan also says she knew today would come, but didn't ever think it would come so soon. 

She says, "It felt like whenever I was in school it was just dragging and dragging, but now it's finally here and it's just crazy. It doesn't seem real."

15 graduates had a four-point-two GPA or higher, and graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors. 

48 students had between a four-point-zero and four-point-two GPA, and graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors. 

This was the 132nd graduation ceremony for Joplin High School. 

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