JACS ESSAYISTS & ARTISTS RECOGNIZED: Joplin Chamber of Commerce recently announced winners in their annual essay and art contest, and four students were from Joplin Area Catholic Schools. Ava Glover, 6th grade, St. Peter’s, won 3rd place city-wide for her essay. Cathy Phan, 5th grade, St. Mary, received the best-in-school award for her essay. Gliza Damaso, 8th, St. Peter’s, won best-in-school for an essay. Olivia Parrigon, 2nd grade, St. Mary, received a best-in-school award for her art submission. Students were asked to reflect upon what they thought Joplin would be like 100 years from now.