President Obama’s Commencement Speech in Joplin

Here in Missouri, it’s been a long year since that devastating tornado that touched down in Joplin. Last night, Joplin’s high school graduating class was treated to a commencement speech by Barack Obama. Regardless of your political leanings, it’s a big deal for a president to speak at your graduation – high school or college.

Best of all, the president’s message was positive, upbeat. See for yourself…

Zac Early is an instructional specialist and blogger for the eMINTS National Center.

Joplin Tornado

Our city needs your prayers.   on TwitpicThis is from our executive director, Monica Beglau:

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the teachers and families devastated by the tornado in the Joplin, MO area yesterday. All eMINTS staff and their families that live in the area are safe. The Joplin district eMINTS specialists are also safe. We know there were many schools damaged by the storm and are hoping that they can be repaired or rebuilt soon.

Donate:

http://www.redcross-ozarks.org/donate/

Here are sites assisting in recovery:

http://www.redcross.org/safeandwell

http://joplintornado.crowdmap.com/

http://www.facebook.com/joplinmo