THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Graduation, Hanukkah celebrations and high school basketball

Sunday, December 16, 2012 | 4:24 p.m. CST
Rock Bridge forward David Leitao, left, Hickman forward Jordan Jones, right, and Hickman guard Douglas Johnson, back, fight for a rebound Tuesday at Hickman High School. Hickman defeated Rock Bridge 55-48.

COLUMBIA — Last week was a busy week with graduation ceremonies, 12/12/12 celebrations and much more. Missourian photographers captured images of the School of Health Professions' Dec. 12 fundraiser, high school boys basketball and MU and Stephens College graduation ceremonies.

In this photo by Alli Inglebright, School of Health Professions Dean Richard Oliver writes why he loves the school on an office window in Lewis Hall on Wednesday. The school held a fundraiser on Dec. 12 where people could donate $12 and then write on the window where the donation went.

In this photo by Marysa Greenawalt, Jeremy Hershey-Nexon, president of MU's Chabad Jewish Student Organization, lights candles on a 9-foot menorah on Monday to celebrate the third night of Hanukkah. The organization held a Hanukkah celebration in the MU Student Center.

Grant Hindsley captured this image of Bob Heinz clasping a rosary in prayer for the victims and their families in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. The Newman Center held a memorial Mass on Saturday to honor the victims and the families in the incident.

In this photo by Connie McCollom, people begin to find seats in Jesse Auditorium before the School of Nursing graduation ceremony on Friday. MU conferred more than 2,000 degrees this weekend.

Zac Boesch captured this image of Stephens College President Dianne Lynch hugging a graduate Friday in the Kimball Ballroom. Stephens College conferred 26 bachelor's and 43 master's degrees.

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