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Oklahoma State’s Maria Cordero shoots over Missouri’s Jessra Johnson in the Tigers’ loss Wednesday in Stillwater, Okla.

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Oklahoma State’s Maria Cordero shoots over Missouri’s Jessra Johnson in the Tigers’ loss Wednesday in Stillwater, Okla.

Teacher, community leader, organization honored for work in diversity [Photo]

Jonette Ford, right, receives a Columbia Values Diversity Award from Mayor Darwin Hindman on Thursday during the annual Columbia Values Diversity Celebration. Ford is a fifth-grade teacher at West Boulevard Elementary School. She and Vellore Gopalaratnam each received the individual awards. The Office of Creative Ministries with the Missouri United Methodist Church received the organizational award.

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More than 1,100 Columbia residents gathered at the Holiday Inn Select Expo Center for the 15th annual Columbia Values Diversity Celebration. "The Garden of Humanity: Cultivating a Community of Diversity" was selected as the event's theme.

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Members of Bunraku Bay, a traditional Japanese puppetry group performs Thursday during the Columbia Values Diversity Celebration.

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A member of the Missouri Contemporary Ballet performs Thursday during the 15th annual Columbia Values Diversity Celebration.

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Marty Siddall sits on the bench he and his family dedicated to his daughter, Paige, who died on Nov. 1, 2006. “She always wanted to do the right thing,” Siddall said.

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Marty Siddall called Paige his “little hippie.” Family photos show her flashing a peace sign, and her father doesn’t ever remember her using the word hate.

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This plaque commemorating Paige Siddall’s life sits in Peace Park, one of her favorite places in Columbia. A tree has also been planted in the park in her honor.

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Sid and Lori Popejoy lost their oldest son Adam in 2002 when the car he was driving collided with a pick-up truck. Soccer trophies and ribbons still hang in his bedroom.

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Marty Siddall sits on the bench he and his family dedicated to his daughter, Paige, who died on Nov. 1, 2006. “She always wanted to do the right thing,” Siddall said.

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Paige Siddall's dad called her his “little hippie.” Family photos show her flashing a peace sign, and her father doesn’t ever remember her using the word hate.

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This plaque commemorating Paige Siddall’s life sits in Peace Park, one of her favorite places in Columbia. A tree has also been planted in the park in her honor.

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Sid and Lori Popejoy lost their oldest son Adam in 2002 when the car he was driving collided with a pick-up truck. Soccer trophies and ribbons still hang in his bedroom.

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Tommy Hutchinson and Brandon Wright-Hyler died on Highway 63 when their car was hit by a tractor-trailer in June 2003.

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Andrew Hutchinson holds a frame containing photos and news articles of his brother Tommy, who died in a car crash on Highway 63 in 2003.

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Andrew Hutchinson holds a frame containing photos and news articles of his brother Tommy, who died in a car crash on Highway 63 in 2003.

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Marty Siddall sits on the bench he and his family dedicated to his daughter, Paige, who died on Nov. 1, 2006. “She always wanted to do the right thing,” Siddall said.

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A quilt made of Tommy Hutchinson’s T-shirts is displayed on a wall in his family’s home. Tommy was 17 when he died, leaving behind two younger brothers.

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Adam Popejoy was an honors student who loved soccer and was active with his church.
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