GOLDEN APPLE FINALIST–May 4, at the Joplin Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet, Sr. Joan Schwagger was recognized as one of four city finalists in the 6th-8th grade category for the Golden Apple Teacher awards. To be nominated, a student and a parent must submit letters to the chamber. Following the teacher’s completion of paperwork and philosophy essay, teachers are then narrowed down to be interviewed. From the interviews, four finalists from four categories are chosen. It is an honor to be a finalist. We are so proud of Sr. Joan.