Liberty and Missouri Southern State University’s Education Department Present The 2023 Golden Apple Awards

(Joplin, MO)Nominations for the 2022–2023 Golden Apple Awards are being accepted now through February 22, 2023, 5:00 pm CST. This is the 38th year for this popular program, which recognizes instructional excellence in our public and private Joplin schools. Nomination forms are now available here. 

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 2022-2023 school year, and have not been a previous recipient of the award. Winners will be announced at the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce’s 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!  

Thank you to our title sponsor, Liberty Utilities and presenting sponsor, Missouri Southern State University’s Teacher Education Department.  


Erin Slifka, Marketing & Public Information Manager
Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce

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