You can almost see Boone County grow up before your eyes. Today, the Columbia Missourian unveils 100 videos, one for each age from 1 to 100. In these videos, Boone County residents tell a small part about themselves that together weaves a cross-generational story about us.
COLUMBIA — Lexi Barry has grown up surrounded by teachers. The 16-year-old says that’s because teachers have raised her. Barry’s mom, Teresa Barry, has taught in Columbia Public Schools for more than 30 years. Her dad, Rolando Barry, has taught at-risk youth in a local nonprofit organization, Missouri High Steppers, for more than 40.
Teachers "have always been around me," she says.
But Lexi Barry also learned something for herself: how to cope with the realization that Rolando Barry and Teresa Barry aren’t her birth parents and that she was given up for adoption.
Supervising editor is Brian Kratzer.