May 22, 2013
Battle High school is set to open June 3 for summer school.
Battle High School sits on 85 acres in north Columbia.
Battle High School will open for its inaugural school year in August.
Battle High School will open for summer school in June.
Battle High School was named for Muriel Battle.
Muriel and Eliot Battle served in Columbia Public Schools for more than 30 years.
Muriel and Eliot Battle are shown in this Missourian file photo from Feb. 22, 1976.
Muriel Battle, principal of West Junior High School, eats with a student on May 31, 1979. Muriel Battle shared her lunch hour with students in an effort to keep in touch with what they were thinking.
Muriel Battle worked at Jefferson Junior High School for more than 30 years. This picture was taken outside of the school on July 29, 1979.
Muriel Battle, vice principal of West Junior High, advises a student not to talk back to his teacher Feb. 22, 1976.
Eliot Battle, shown in this 1992 file photo, was a guidance counselor at Hickman High School. He served in Columbia Public Schools for more than 30 years.
Prosthetic feet and their rubber covers sit in a windowsill at Mid-Mo Orthotics and Prosthetics. Owner Tracy Ell has been creating artificial limbs for patients for 20 years.
Tracy Ell tests the grip strength of a prosthetic arm in the workshop at Mid-Mo Orthotics and Prosthetics. A patient had brought the arm in for adjustments.
The rubber cover to a prosthetic hand sits on a workbench next to the bioelectric sensors which convert muscle contractions into electric signals that activate the motors and actuators in the hand.
David Bright, left, and Todd Lee stretch a plastic sheet over a plaster mold of a patient's residual limb in the Mid-Mo Orthotics and Prosthetics workshop. The above-the-knee socket is initially molded from clear plastic so technicians can see how it fits a patient before the final form is created from carbon fiber.
Todd Lee, right, checks Drew Dotzler's face for a reaction as he fits a prosthetic leg. Dotzler had his left leg removed below the knee when he was a child and is helping to create his own prosthetic leg before leaving Columbia to study prosthetics in Chicago.
A space-age carbon fiber leg with a computerized knee stands next to a replica of a 15th-century prosthetic hand at Mid-Mo Orthotics and Prosthetics.
Tracy Ell, left, checks the knee joint on Drew Dotzler's prosthetic leg as Todd Lee helps fit it on May 9 at Mid-Mo Orthotics and Prosthetics.
Gale Fuller shows off his pin that identifies him as a member of the International Humanist and Ethical Union. Fuller joined the Humanist Association in the mid-1980s and now performs nonreligious weddings, memorial services and naming ceremonies.
Gale Fuller displays the clothes he wears as a secular Humanist minister. Fuller has identified as non-religious since he was a child.