June 12, 2013
Eliot Battle receives a standing ovation after speaking at the dedication of Battle High School.
Eliot Battle was the director of guidance at Hickman High School in May 1986.
Russ Martin of American Automobile Association is seen on a monitor in a research vehicle skull cap connected to the research vehicle during a demonstrations in support of their new study on distracted driving in Landover, Md.
Students in the Summer Theatre Institute at Stephens College show off the skills they've learned.
June 11, 2013
Detroit starting pitcher Max Scherzer, a former Missouri standout, throws against Kansas City on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.
Utah Jazz forward DeMarre Carroll coaches participants of the Demarre Carroll Next Level Basketball Camp on Tuesday at Father Tolton Catholic High School. Carroll created the basketball camp two years ago to benefit children in Columbia.
Utah Jazz forward DeMarre Carroll practices free throws during the DeMarre Carroll Next Level Basketball Camp on Tuesday at Father Tolton Catholic High School.
Utah Jazz forward and MU alumnus DeMarre Carroll smiles at children playing basketball at the DeMarre Carroll Next Level Basketball Camp on Tuesday at Father Tolton Catholic High School.
Utah Jazz forward DeMarre Carroll lines up to practice free throws Tuesday at Father Tolton Catholic High School. Carroll said he was inspired to hold a basketball camp for children by former NBA player, Corliss Williamson, who held a basketball camp in Arkansas that Carroll attended as a child.
University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe named Henry Foley executive vice president of academic affairs. Foley joins the system from Pennsylvania State University.
Brian Hopper, left, won high-over-all honors in the 19th annual Rock Bridge Lions Clay Shoot on Saturday at River Hills Sporting Clays facility near Boonville. He and his fiancee, Angel Carr, also took second place honors in a division of the Two-Man Scramble game.
Former Misouri shooting team member Jake Frink, foreground, and shooting partner Ryan Blair take a bead on targets during the Two-Man Scramble event at the 19th annual Rock Bridge Lions Club Clay Shoot. The shooting contest raised more than $20,000 for feeding hungry children and adults through the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.
Christy McCullough jokes with her classmates during their advanced animal science class at Clinton High School. She often would use this class to study for her Future Farmers of America horse judging team. In April, the team won the state championship.
Christy McCullough curls her hair in her hotel room before the Ozark Empire Pro Rodeo in Springfield on March 23. “Big hair is a part of the culture here,” she said. “We go through a can of hair spray every couple of weeks.” Christy carried the flag into the arena during the national anthem that night.
Christy McCullough attaches her 2013 Miss Teen Rodeo Missouri belt buckle to a flashy belt for her rodeo appearance at the Ozark Pro Rodeo in Springfield.
Christy McCullough’s bedroom in her family’s farmhouse in Clinton is peppered with artifacts showing her love of horses. Next to a photograph of her and her sister Brooke jumping from a round bale is a painting given to her by a childhood friend, Morgan Bryan, who used to live nearby. Bryan, who now lives in Chilhowee, made the painting of the horse for Christy’s coronation as Miss Teen Rodeo Missouri.
Christy McCullough grooms Dually, the quarter horse she rides when presenting the flag during grand entries or to push cattle during events. Christy keeps her horses in a barn behind her house in Clinton.
The Ozark Empire Pro Rodeo is Christy McCullough’s first appearance at a professional event as 2013 Miss Teen Missouri Rodeo Queen. She spends a few minutes writing her introduction for the rodeo announcers before carrying the American flag into the arena during the grand entry.
A haze fills the arena as competitors in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association prepare for events at the Ozark Empire Pro Rodeo in Springfield on March 23.
Christy McCullough carries the American flag during the Grand Entry of the Ozark Empire Rodeo in Springfield. After a traumatic brain injury in 2011, Christy has to wear a helmet when she rides. But it is not common for rodeo queens or cowboys to wear helmets during rides or events. “Christy is breaking ground by wearing her helmet,” her mother, Nancy Miller, said.