From staff reports
JOPLIN, Mo. —
The Joplin Schools Foundation on Friday will announce the development of the Joplin Schools Alumni Association, which will accept the class of 2013 as its first official members.
The association is partnering with alumni from Parkwood, Memorial, Joplin and Lincoln high schools and the Joplin Expats organization to unify existing alumni efforts. It will actively work to keep alumni informed and connected, promote school pride and provide opportunities for Joplin graduates.
A press conference scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the 11/12 campus of Joplin High School, 101 N. Range Line Road, will feature speakers from Joplin Schools, its foundation, Joplin Expats and the alumni association board.