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Blue Planet Lighting Donates To Joplin High School

October 24, 2011 - Joplin, Missouri

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Joplin High School Tornado Damage

On May 22, 2011 Joplin High School in Missouri was destroyed by an EF-5 tornado that hit the city.

Rebuilding has since been steady and Blue Planet has supported the efforts including a donation of materials which included rigging hardware and aircraft cable.

Blue Planet Lighting owners Kelly Koster and Mike Gormley invited the techs heading up part of the stage rebuild to grab whatever they needed from the rigging shelves.

Joplin High School, founded in 1885, is the only public high school in Joplin, Missouri with a student population of approximately 2,000 students in grades 9-12. JHS is fully accredited by the AdvancED/North Central Association of Schools and Colleges and by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

Joplin High School is also a designated A+ School of Excellence.

The letters on the sign were blown off in the storm and someone has since used tape to spell out the word 'hope' on the sign. The carvings were made from storm-damaged trees and placed on the school's lawn.

(U.S. Army Photo/John Daves)

Joplin High School Tornado Damage

Blue Planet Lighting is proud to help such a great cause and wish all the best to the students and faculty at Joplin High School.

For more information on this story, you can contact Blue Planet at 417-332-1313 or email them at:

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