Annie Soderberg, 13, and Rosie Schaumburg, 13, of Lawrence Gymnastics Academy, prepare to compete in the finals of the Pink Ribbon Invitational. The meet, a fundraiser for breast cancer research, was at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and hosted by Kansas Gymnastics, Dance and Cheer. Joe Schaumburg, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Sawyer Thomsen, 4, the “Snow Princess,” takes batting practice. She is the daughter of Jeanne Thomsen, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Good friends and twin brothers Gabe, 6 months, and Dean LeMert Nuzum, 6 months, are ready for some hoops. They are the children of Gary Nuzum and Amy LeMert-Nuzum, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Cole, 5, and Jack Golden, 3, work hard at making a snowman. They are the children of Shane and Erin Golden, Perry, and the grandchildren of Patty Oliver, Perry, who submitted the picture.
As the Girl Scout Night Prowl committee prepares for this year’s “Girl Power”-themed event on Friday, they reflect back on their Brown Bag fashion show during “Hollywood Night” in March 2008. From left are Katie Hall, Brianna Spence, Megan Eagle, Miranda Davis, Amy Coons, Paula Kyriakos, Cali Burke and Hannah Murphy. Susan Eagle, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Students at First Presbyterian Church Preschool celebrate Kansas Day by glueing a patchwork quilt. Pictured from left is teacher Emily Moser; Alyssa, 5; Chloe, 5; Rita, 5; Ian, 5; and Evan, 5. Mary Spurlock, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Josh Basnett and Laura Green, Lawrence, attend the inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. Green submitted the picture.
The Building Blocks preschool class celebrates Veterans Day. Gina Petry, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Bryan Zeckser celebrates his fifth birthday by collecting donations for the Lawrence Humane Society. He is the son of Gabe and Ashley Zeckser, Lawrence. Gabe submitted the picture.
Jayden Werst, 5 months, and Reilly Neis, 6 months, share Santa secrets during a family Christmas get-together with their great-grandparents in Lawrence. Jayden is the son of LaDuska Johnson and Brandon Werst of Eudora. Reilly is the son of Carrie Moyer and Richard Neis of Eudora. Bonnie Neis, grandmother to both boys, Eudora, submitted the picture.
Sharon Eddy, a 1980 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 1984 graduate of Kansas University, swims with the dolphins while on vacation with her family in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Her father, Bill Eddy, Baldwin City, submitted the picture.
Sydney Theilen, 12, daughter of David and Sandy Theilen, meets with Olympic Gold Medalist Shawn Johnson. Sydney was competing with the Lawrence Gymnastics Team at the Chow’s Gymnastic Competition in Des Moines, Iowa. Sandy Theilen, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
The Kansas City Outlaws Pee Wee A hockey team finished second in the Missouri Hockey Inc. state championships on March 7 at the Rec Plex in St. Peters, Mo. The Outlaws, led by coach Matt Kiegerl and assistants John Hilliard and Mike Steiner, include, from left, Riley Yack, Kansas City, Mo.; Alex Kiegerl, Lenexa; Anderson Love, Shawnee; Brooks Hidaka, Overland Park; Nick Steiner, Overland Park; Dylan Reising, Overland Park; Dakota Mason, Lenexa; Logan Adkins, Shawnee; Derrick Hilliard, Fairway; Matt Main, Lawrence; and Thomas Anderson, Lawrence. The Outlaws finished the season 37-13-7.
Children in the First Presbyterian Preschool Teddybear room celebrate Kansas Day. Mary Spurlock, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Members of the U15 Blazing Aces Lawrence volleyball team are champions of the recent Riverside Rumble. Mike Wildgen, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Jolie Hill, 9 months, is destined to be a Kansas University fan as her father is a KU alumnus. She is the granddaughter of Terry Sigmund, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Ella Marshall, 4, whizzes down a hill at Alvamar on her new sled. She is the daughter of Chris and Susan Marshall and the granddaughter of Mike and Linda Marshall, all of Lawrence. Susan submitted the picture.
Craig Campbell, Olathe, right, and his father, Bill, visit the Lloyd Noble Center at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., and see a Kansas University basketball win. Bill submitted the picture.
Aubin Murphy, 10, is “mayor” of Interactive Funkytown in Old West Lawrence. The town of little items was Aubin’s brainchild for passers-by to admire and interact with. Carol Pilant, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Jayhawks on top of the world: Pat and Vicki Friel proudly display the 2008 Kansas University National Championship flag on Ruth’s glacier on Mount McKinley, Alaska, in June. Victoria Friel, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
The Veritas Christian Junior High boys basketball team (15-3 in regular season play) brought home the second-place trophy after playing in the Kansas Christian Athletic Association Class 2A State Tournament at Wichita. The team ended its season with 18 wins and four losses. Joe Harvey was coach, and Caleb Harvey was assistant coach. Virginia Eddy, Baldwin City, submitted the picture.
Fun, feathers and vintage fur flew at this year’s Academy Awards watch party. Judy Green, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
The 2009 student exchange group from Encarnacion, Paraguay, celebrates an arrival in Lawrence with a welcome party at the home of Brent and Elizabeth Crandon. The students and their teacher stayed with Lawrence families for three weeks and attended Free State High School. John Poertner, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Daisy the dog and Zoe Grant, 9, celebrate Kansas University’s recent victory over Missouri. Zoe is the daughter of James and Estra Grant, Lawrence, who submitted the picture, which was taken by Zoe’s sister, Naomi, 11.
Body Boutique members celebrate after a fundraising step class that benefitted the ALS Association. Tracey English, marketing and wellness director of Body Boutique, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
The Kansas Emergency Management Association sent several individuals to Washington, D.C., to lobby for emergency management concerns. From left are Mike Selves, KEMA government affairs adviser to Washington, D.C.; Teri Smith, director of Douglas County Emergency Management; Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan.; Bryan Armstrong, seated, director of Saline County Emergency Management; Nick Crossley, director of Johnson County Emergency Management; and Brian Stone, director of Cowley County Emergency Management. Smith submitted the picture.