Stephens College president offers advice to graduates

Stephens College President Dianne M. Lynch gives remarks to the graduating class on Saturday in the Kimball Ballroom. Lynch encouraged students to take a moment to truly listen to their loved ones, and take a break from all the noise.

Gymnast Brittany Bendoff floor routine

Mizzou freshman Brittany Bendoff performs her floor routine on Friday night. The gymnastic team's first meet will be against Ohio State on Jan. 8 in Columbia.

Sarah Shire balance beam

Senior Sarah Shire performs on the balance beam at the MU's Black and Gold meet on Friday night.

Sarah Shire chalks up

Mizzou senior Sarah Shire chalks up for the uneven bars at Friday night's Black and Gold meet.

Danielle Guider - Floor Routine

Danielle Guider performs her floor routine Friday night at the Black and Gold meet held at the Hearnes Center.

MU Gymnast Danielle Guider

MU senior Danielle Guider prepares for her bars routine at the Black and Gold meet on Friday night at the Hearnes Center.

Checking who is open

Lyle Harris looks to pass the ball during a practice session on Thursday in the gymnasium at Hickman High School.

Shooting a free throw

Lyle Harris practices his free throws during a practice session on Thursday in the gymnasium at Hickman High School.

Cheryl Brewer

Reading a poem to class

Megan Accola reads the poem "Channel" to Ginger Donaldson's class on Nov. 20 at Douglass High School. Douglass is now considered a Title I school through the No Child Left Behind Act.

Class work on computers

From left, students Megan Accola, Krista Ward and Lorenzo Estes complete computer class work while their teacher, Ginger Donaldson, takes a moment to instruct Ward about her assignment at Douglass High School on Nov. 20. "Douglass is a unique place that gives kids a second chance," Donaldson said. "Students have smaller classes and can spend more quality time with teachers."

Presenting Tupac to class

Lorenzo Estes presents "Jada" by Tupac to Ginger Donaldson's class at Douglass High School on Nov. 20. Douglass is now a Title I school under the No Child Left Behind Act.

Hannah Dressler

Rock Bridge freshman forward Hannah Dressler guards a Blue Springs player during the Norm Stewart Classic Dec. 5 at Columbia College.

Ashley Dressler

Rock Bridge's Ashley Dressler fights for the ball with a Booneville player during the Bruins' 42-41 victory Jan. 20, 2005. Dressler is now a redshirt sophomore playing at McKendree University in Illinois.

Jordan Dressler

Jordan Dressler drives to the basket during a Rock Bridge boys basketball practice March 3, 2009. Dressler is now a freshman playing at the University of Toledo in Ohio.

Dressler family

The Dressler family poses for a family photo outside of Mizzou Arena for Jordan Dressler's high school graduation in May 2009. From left to right: Mark Dressler, Ashley Dressler, Jordan Dressler, Hannah Dressler, Jennifer Dressler.

Mark Dressler

Missouri forward Mark Dressler attempts to block a pass from Kansas guard Darnell Valentine in the Tigers' Big Eight postseason tournament semifinal loss to the Jayhawks on March 5, 1980.

Hickman's Lyle Harris

Hickman senior point guard Lyle Harris, No. 3, catches his breath with his teammates during a Kewpies practice Dec. 10 at Hickman High School.

MU gymnast Sarah Shire

Missouri senior Sarah Shire practices her routine on the balance beam during Monday's gymnastics practice.

Freshman guard Sydney Crafton

Freshman guard Sydney Crafton dribbles down the court in Thursday night's game. The Jefferson City native played nine minutes in the second half.