Allison Williams, 12, from Lawrence Gymnastics Academy, wins second place in the uneven bars event in the 2008 Kansas USA Gymnastics Championship in Lenexa. She is the daughter of Brad and Sheila Williams, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Members of the Dance Gallery Small Jazz Troupe, all age 10, are ready for their performance of "It's Raining Men," at the Lawrence High School halftime show. In the back row, from left, are Ireland Ziegler, Victoria Kaufman, Abby Schmidtberger and Allie Howland. In the front row are Kari Karnes, Allie Knapp and Andrea Coleman, all of Lawrence. Diane Knapp submitted the picture.
Derina Hoover, Habitat ReStore staff member, left, presents a gift certificate and T-shirt to Ken Hunnel after purchasing a door from the Lawrence Habitat for Humanity ReStore and bringing the total tons they have diverted from the landfill to 500. Lori Harse, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Zac Efron, left, greets Abby Ilardi, 11, in Hollywood, Calif., on the set of his forthcoming film "Seventeen Again." Abby is the daughter of Steve and Maria Ilardi, Lawrence. Steve Ilardi submitted the picture.
Former Peace Corps volunteers from the Lawrence area and state Rep. Raj Goyle, D-Wichita, as well as four young prospective future volunteers, surround Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who proclaimed Peace Corps Week Feb. 23-Mar. 1. Volunteers and their countries of service are, back row from left, Beau Jackson, Cape Verde; Zac Cooper, Kazakhstan and Ghana; Frank Baron, Ethiopia; Chris Cobb, Mali; Bruce Sergeant and Julie Sergeant, both Congo/Zaire; middle row, Goyle; Melanie Manares, the Philippines; Katherine Carttar, Guatemala; Christie Appelhanz, Ukraine, with baby Wesley Eckert; and Tamara Neuhaus; front row, Daphne Fautin, Malaysia; Betty Baron, Ethiopia; Heather Sutter, Burkina Faso; Sebelius; and Veda Cobb, Kira Polchow and Clara Cobb.
Jorge Carvajal finishes the Philadelphia Marathon in 3:20:17 and qualified for the Boston Marathon by 10 minutes. Kemly Regidor, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
The Eudora Extreme volleyball team finished its 14-1 season by claiming the league championship at the SZ Groundhog Tournament in Topeka. The team also claimed the championship at the Sunflower Slam at Kansas University. In the back row, from left, are coaches Paige Schultz and Jesi Stewart, both of Eudora, and Shannon McGraw, Shawnee. In the middle row are Chelsea Grammer and Morgan Wiley, both of Eudora, Jillian Jobe, Shawnee, and Auston Katzfey and Jennifer Pyle, both of Eudora. In the front row are Jennifer Bowser, Katelyn Abel and McKenzie Oller, all of Eudora. Theresa Abel submitted the picture.
The Kansas University School of Business and Sutton family welcome environmental entrepreneur Ray Anderson to the 2008 Sutton Memorial Lecture. From left are Douglas May, KU School of Business professor, Ray Anderson, Sidney Sutton, Todd Sutton and Keith Chauvin, KU School of Business associate dean. Frances Gorman, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Coach Bill Self, left, says hello to Kerin Russell, 7 months, during Hawk Talk at the Salty Iguana in Lawrence. Kerin is the daughter of Steve and Jody Russell, Olathe, and the granddaughter of Vern and Ila Russell, Lawrence. Ila Russell submitted the picture.
Zachary Loper, 5, left, his sister, Zoe Loper, 3, and their cousin, Cambill Garlock, 3, visit the Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City, Kan., with their grandmother, Joni Bontrager, Lawrence. Zachary and Zoe are the children of Tim Loper, Leavenworth, and Cambill is the son of Warren and Shelby Garlock, Lawrence. Joni Bontrager submitted the picture.
Frances Conard Dunn, front, Ottawa, celebrates her 100th birthday with her sons, James C., left, Lawrence, and Roy C. Dunn, right, Ottawa, Sept. 10 at the Ottawa Visitor's Center. Her daughter-in-law, Nancy R. Dunn, submitted the picture.
Bert Bermudez enjoys having all her grandchildren in one place for the first time for Thanksgiving. In the back row, from left, are Nicolas, 16, Alec, 17, Bert Bermudez, Tony, Manny, 14, and Samantha, 17, with Marina, 2. In the front row are Ariel, 16, with Anya, 6 months, and Angela, 19, with Geneva, 2, and Andrew, 9 months. Geriann Bermudez-Martin, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Pinckney School third-graders, from left, Dakota Elms, Sam Kendrick and Tucker Wilson visit with reading specialist Bitsey Patton's registered therapy dog, Maggie. The boys had been reading a true story about a therapy dog. Patton, at right, submitted the photo.
Harold Clark, left center, who survived last year's Greensburg tornado, celebrated his 90th birthday with his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews in Lawrence on Jan. 16, 2008. He died two weeks later of pneumonia. From left are his son James Clark, Lawrence, Harold Clark, his daughter, Anita Whiteside, Saskatchewan, Canada, and his son Jon Clark, Greensburg. Kelley Catlin, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Emma Grob, front left, 6, celebrates the 100th day of school at Mize Elementary School bringing her 100-year-old grandmother, Edna Zillner, to share with her first-grade class. In back are her mother, Janice Grob, left, and great-aunt, Joyce Halderman. She is also the daughter of Michael French. Janice Grob, De Soto, submitted the picture.
Jackson, 7, and Keaton Hoy, 6, show their Jayhawk pride with matching KU haircuts. They are the sons of Matt and Heather Hoy, Lawrence. Heather Hoy submitted the picture.
Paul Johnson, left, Christina Pyle, Brendan Jackson, Jacqueline and Andrew Pyle, Paige Schultz and Dustin Deathe visit the Vatican during a recent trip to Italy and Greece. Andrea Pyle, Eudora, submitted the picture.
Three second-graders, all age 7, finish their work on the Math Kangaroo competition at the math department at Kansas University. From back to front are Benjamin Katz, son of Rui and Dan Katz, Janet Stefanov, daughter of Milena Stanislavova and Atanas Stefanov, and Norah Agah, daughter of Jila Niknejad and Arvin Agah. Milena Stanislavova, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Cousins Genna Claypool, 6, left, and Bailey Hardie, 6, show their missing front teeth. Genna is the daughter of Steve Claypool and Alysha Robinson, and Bailey is the daughter of Jeff and Becci Hardie, all of Lawrence. They are the granddaughters of J. Jeff and Sandy Hardie, Lawrence. Becci Hardie submitted the picture.
The Heffner sisters, from left, Abbey, 8, Autumn, 7, and Kira, 6, pose at the Spring Program at Sunset Hill School. They are the daughters of Lissa Schlotman and Victor Heffner and the granddaughters of Shelly and Rick Schlotman, all of Lawrence. Their great-grandparents, Sandy and Richard Brooks, submitted the picture.
Melanie Baldwin, Overbrook, gets her daughter, Kyra Baldwin, 7 months, ready for the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament game between Kansas University and University of Memphis. Melanie Baldwin submitted the picture.
Anikka Francis, 6, curtsies after her dance recital. She is the daughter of Jay Francis and Doreen Seely-Francis, Topeka, and the granddaughter of Larry Bensch and Arline Seely Bensch and Carol and George Francis, all of Lawrence. Arline Seely Bensch submitted the picture.
Members of West Junior High School's global warming after-school club, Turn It Down, get ready to march in the Lawrence Earth Day Parade. Standing, from left, are Cynthia Annett, adviser, Forrest Neibarger and Jacob Drentlaw. Seated are Ruthie Ozonoff, Caitlin Laird, Kayla Campbell, Anna Dietz and Candice Meiners, who submitted the picture.
Aaron Emerson, Lawrence, raises the Kansas University flag in Al Asad, Iraq, after the KU men's basketball championship game. Hillary Emerson, Great Bend, submitted the picture.
Landon Michael Hattabaugh, 4 months, tries out his first Halloween costume. He is the son of Scott Hattabaugh and Melissa Oshel, Lawrence. His grandmother, Susie Nash, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Jackson Rood, 6 months, discovers his toes. He is the son of Zach and Trish Rood, Lawrence. Trish Rood submitted the picture.
Ethan Lynds, 6, gets some coaching on how to throw a baseball from his grandpa, Merv Lynds. Ethan is the son of Andrew and Heather Lynds. Ethan's grandmother, Betty Lynds, submitted the picture.
Sydney Llin, 8, picks the first watermelon he grew in the garden at his home before going to Karate class. His mother, Hungwei Llin, Lawrence, submitted the picture.