Liberty Utilities Presents the 2021–2022 Golden Apple Awards

(Joplin, MO) – February 2022 – Nominations for the 2021-2022 Golden Apple Awards are being accepted now through February 11, 2022, 5:00 PM CST. This is the 37th year for this popular program, which recognizes instructional excellence in our Joplin schools, both public and private. Nomination forms are now available on our website,

Awards are given in four categories: grades K–2, 3–5, 6–8, and 9–12. Teachers who are nominated are eligible to win if they are a certified classroom teacher who instructs students on a daily basis, are teaching during the 2021–2022 school year, and have not been a previous recipient of the award. Winners will be announced at the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Chamber Banquet this spring.

There are many wonderful educators in Joplin and they all deserve recognition for their hard work and dedication; please consider nominating a teacher for this special award!


Stephanie McGrew, Special Events Manager
Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce

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