PHOTO GALLERY: Women compete in Bianchi Cup

Kaitlyn Weigand

Kaitlyn Weigand, 9, from Ms. McCray's third-grade class said “fractions” were the coolest thing she learned this year.

PHOTO GALLERY: Washington beats Missouri 2-1

University of Washington beats Missouri, 2-1, after eight innings of softball on Thursday at University Field.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman graduates 547 seniors

Hickman High School awarded diplomas to 547 seniors at graduation ceremonies at Mizzou Arena on Thursday.

PHOTO GALLERY: 35th annual Bianchi Cup pistol competition held in Hallsville

The 35th annual Bianchi Cup continued Thursday at Green Valley Rifle and Pistol Club in Hallsville. Doug Koenig won the Bianchi Cup in 2012 was competing again this year. The event, considered to be one of the most prestigious pistol competitions in the world, continues through Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Neighbors of Battle High School expect increased traffic, development

Neighbors of Battle High School are bracing for the increased traffic that will come with the opening of the school. But many say the new high school and eventually new elementary school will have a positive impact on the area.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fairview Elementary fifth-grade graduation

Fairfield Elementary School hosted its fifth grade field day and graduation pizza party on Wednesday. They played various games and ate food. The fifth graders will be moving on to three different middle schools in the new school year.

PHOTO GALLERY: Muriel Battle at West Junior High

Missourian reader Charlotte Dean shared these photos of Muriel Battle during her time at West Junior High School.

PHOTO GALLERY: Gale Fuller only humanist celebrant in Missouri

Gale Fuller became a minister with the American Humanist Association in 1987. He is the only humanist celebrant in Missouri, according to the association's website.

PHOTO GALLERY: Man finds meeting of science, art in making prosthetics

Tracy Ell crafts prosthetics at Mid-Mo Orthotics and Prosthetics. For Ell, who has always loved building and sculpting, the profession is the perfect blend of science and art.

PHOTO GALLERY: Construction of Battle High School

Photos show the construction in progress at Battle High School. Aerial photos show the completed school.

PHOTO GALLERY: Muriel and Eliot Battle served in Columbia Public Schools

Battle High School was named in honor of Muriel Battle, who worked in Columbia Public Schools for more than 30 years.

PHOTO GALLERY: Massive tornado strikes Oklahoma City

A tornado as much as a mile wide with winds up to 200 mph roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri softball advances to Super Regionals

Missouri softball defeated Hofstra in Game 2 of the Columbia Regional Final on Sunday at University Field. With the victory, the Tigers will advance to the Super Regional.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU School of Law graduates accept hoods

Graduates of the MU School of Law accepted hoods at their graduation ceremony on Sunday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Campbells opening Tree Top Innovative Learning Center in north Columbia

Chris Campbell and his wife, Tiffany, are opening Tree Top Innovative Learning Center as a daycare and community center to serve north Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hofstra beats Missouri

Hofstra beat Missouri 10-0 in the NCAA Columbia Regional Final on Sunday, forcing a second game Sunday afternoon.

PHOTO GALLERY: Kentucky beats Missouri, 5-3

Kentucky designated hitter Zach Storm hit a 3-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning during the game against Missouri on Saturday. Kentucky won 5-3 over Missouri.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri beats Hofstra, 1-0

Missouri pitcher Chelsea Thomas gave up eight hits and walked two but maintained a shutout, her sixth complete game shutout of the season, during the NCAA Columbia Regional Semifinal on Saturday at University Field. Missouri beat Hofstra, 1-0..

PHOTO GALLERY: MU adds to alumni with seven commencements Saturday

Saturday's events included the Honors Ceremony and commencements for the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, the College of Arts and Science, the College of Education, the Graduate School, the School of Medicine and the School of Natural Resources.