Images of the Missouri FFA convention, the Wacky Races at Hickman High School and the Evolve fashion show at Stephens College were among the best Missourian staff photos last week.
Sam Gause took this photo of Smithton Middle School sixth-grader Grace Teddy as he hangs water bottles with the school's Eco Art Club. Teddy wants the water bottle project, a part of Columbia's Artrageous Fridays, to remind people that they should use reusable water bottles.
Andrew Mitchell took this photo of Grant "Super Mike Flanagan" Whitaker, as he's chased by Wyatt "Mr. Strong" Logan outside the Hickman High School pool. Wacky Races were held as a fundraiser for the Columbia Swim Club on Friday.
Andrew Mitchell took this photo of Kiona Hughes and Handson Kiyee, as they arm wrestle during a meal break at Granny's House. Granny's House is a faith-based nonprofit that operates out of the Douglass Park Housing Project. Grace Lyden's story explored the project as a part of a special section on Columbia's kids.