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The Joplin Globe has received an EPPY award for the August project “Forever Bound: The JHS Class of 2011,” for Best News or Event Feature on a Website in the Under 250,000 Unique Monthly Visitors class.

The awards, presented by Editor & Publisher magazine, “honor the best media-affiliated websites across 43 diverse categories.”

The "Forever Bound" project was a Joplin Globe print and online package covering the Joplin High School class of 2011, their graduation and the stories of students in the wake of the May 22 tornado.

Awards are given based on merit and are “judged by a panel of notable figures in the media industry,” according to the EPPY awards website.

Staff who worked on the project include Emily Younker, Alexandra Nicolas, Kellen Jenkins, Roger Nomer and 2011 JHS graduate Sarah Sticklen.

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