This piece was published as part of a package on the Joplin High School class of 2011. They completed their graduation ceremony minutes before an EF-5 tornado destroyed roughly a third of Joplin, Mo. The final product covers the senior year of Will Norton, the only 2011 graduate who died in the storm. Told using his own posts to social networking sites, the piece gave us a chance to share a year of ordinary and sometimes goofy moments of a student who is now largely defined by his death.
Fellows in KDMC training programs go on to produce media- and technology-rich stories at their home publications.