The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

March 25, 2013

Joplin school board to select name for elementary school

By Emily Younker
Globe Staff Writer

JOPLIN, Mo. — After weeks of brainstorming and several rounds of voting, top choices for the name of Joplin’s newest elementary school include New Hope, Skyline, Cornerstone, Soaring Heights and Parkwood.

“It was kind of fun,” said Doug Adams, who helped lead a group of parents, students and staff that had been tasked with choosing name options for the school. “The toughest thing was boiling it down because there were just so many names out there.”

The school is being built on East 20th Street next to East Middle School and is projected for completion in December. It will house students from Duenweg and Duquesne schools.

The final name could be chosen Tuesday from among those options by members of the Board of Education, President Randy Steele said last week.