COLUMBIA — Missourian photographers captured moments of spring this week such as Douglass High School's first prom in seven years, a few sporting events and Earth Day celebrations.
Missourian photographer Greg Kendall-Ball snapped this photo just as Columbia College softball player Karina Veit slid into home past the tag of Benedictine University catcher Logan Taylor on Monday afternoon during Game 1 of a doubleheader.
The Columbia College softball team ended its regular season with a doubleheader sweep of Benedictine, winning the first game 6-0 and the second 9-1 in six innings.
Sheets got her hair and makeup done by "glam squad" members Ashley Bland, left, and Jaqailah Bell, right, Friday at the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center. Volunteers came an hour before the prom started to help any girls who wanted to get their hair and makeup done.
April showers didn't stop some MU students from getting out and about Tuesday. The drizzly day didn't keep Missourian photographer Ben Walton inside either. He took this photo as a student rode his bike through campus in the rain. According to the Sanborn Field Data Archive, MU received a little more than half an inch of rain Tuesday.
Walton took this photo along with 250 others to make this short stop-motion video that captures springtime scenes.
Missourian photographer Roxana Pop was busy taking photos during the 62nd annual Missouri State High School Activities Association's State Music Festival. In this photo taken Friday, Michelle Huey from Park Hill High School in Kansas City practices the bass outside McDavid Residence Hall.
Pop also worked on this video of the many high school musicians gathering at MU for the state festival.
Neither Baysinger nor Kammerich had been to a prom before, and Baysinger said she never wanted to go to a high school dance before meeting Kammerich.
Greg Kendall-Ball also took this photo of Tiffany Urwiler during a shutout game against Benedictine University on Monday afternoon. The game was a continuation of a game that started the previous week in Springfield but was delayed because of weather.
The day started with filling four raised box gardens with soil, then moved on to a trail hike followed by a talk about the importance of prairies. The main focus of the celebration was on the gardens.
In this photo, Blue Ridge teacher Nancy Truesdell and her students wheel fresh soil to newly constructed raised garden boxes.
Missourian photographer Peter Marek took this photo of Rock Bridge golfer Jack Knoesel. Knoesel had a reason to celebrate after making a putt Wednesday at the Country Club of Missouri. Knoesel said he's gotten a lot of help from fellow teammate Will Echelmeier. Knoesel talks about his teammates in this feature written by Cody Mroczka.