Katrina Walker, center, and Cheyanne Voth, right, wave to the crowd as they stand in line to pick up their diplomas during the Free State High School commencement Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.
Lawrence High School orchestra director Rachel Dirks, right, kisses her son Connor Jones, as Dirks and her husband Lawrence High School Band director Mike Jones, second from left, are honored with this year's Bobs award and $10,000 Wednesday at LHS. The $10,000 Bobs Award is a teaching honor created through the Lawrence Schools Foundation in 1997 by a group of civic leaders who share the same first name. At far left is Mike's father Lanny Jones, Newton.
Free State High runner Mikey Corbett slides into home plate for a run during an eight-run fourth inning of the Firebirds' regional victory over Olathe North on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at FSHS.
Free State High third baseman Zion Bowlin puts the tag on an Olathe North runner for an out during the Firebirds' victory Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at FSHS.
New pet owner Travis Jacobsen holds Quarter, the first of Penny’s puppies to be adopted Tuesday at the Lawrence Humane Society. Travis and his wife, Ellen, adopted the dog on the first day the puppies were available. Penny is a yellow Labrador mix who gained Lawrence social media fame when she ran away from her foster home while pregnant in February. Pictured in the background, waiting to adopt Quarter’s sibling Dime is Kaitlyn Suther, of Lawrence.
A decorated cap during the University of Kansas commencement Sunday, May 17, 2015.
The decorated cap of Mackenzie Modlish, Olathe, during the University of Kansas commencement Sunday, May 17, 2015.
Students leave their seats at the conclusion of the University of Kansas commencement Sunday, May 17, 2015.
Graduates celebrate the conferring of their degrees during KU commencement on Sunday.
A graduate wearing a Star Wars stormtrooper helmet passes by KU faculty during the commencement processional on Sunday.
A trio of graduates leap in unison after entering Memorial Stadium during the KU commencement on Sunday.
Members of the KU football team enter Memorial Stadium during the University of Kansas commencement Sunday, May 17, 2015.
Josh Pritchard, Eudora, an aerospace and engineering graduate, sits with his son Caden, 6, before the two walked down the hill together during the University of Kansas commencement Sunday, May 17, 2015.
Graduates from the Chi Omega sorority are photographed at the Chi Omega fountain before the University of Kansas commencement Sunday, May 17, 2015.
Jennifer Mosely, Flower Mound, TX., celebrates with her family before the KU commencement Sunday, May 17, 2015.
Frank Barthell, right, and his daughter Sarah Barthell greet faculty members in Memorial Stadium during KU commencement on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Sarah, 33, who has Asperger's syndrome, received a degree after many years of classes. Frank, who works in KU's marketing department, joined her for the processional.
Baker University president Lynne Murray, center, stands with former Baker president Dan Lambert, right, during a rededication ceremony for the Osborne Chapel on the Baker University campus Saturday. The chapel sanctuary was renamed the Dr. Daniel M. Lambert Sanctuary in his honor during the event. Lambert was instrumental in the mid-90s in having the chapel transported from England to Baldwin City.
Printmaker Tonja Torgerson, left, and ceramist Gunyoung Kim are the 2014-15 Lawrence Arts Center artists in residence.
Frank Dillon graduated from Eudora High School in 2000, got a rocky start at KU, then joined the military and deployed overseas multiple times. He returned to KU and is graduating with a business degree. Frank's family, from left, is Joshua, 8, Miranda, 2, wife Maggy, and Samantha, 7.
Jyleesa Hampton, half of KU's first all-female and first all-African-American debate team to make it to the equivalent of the "Sweet 16" of the National Debate Tournament, is graduating from KU with a triple major. Hampton was especially proud of her team's second-place finish at the 2015 Cross Examination Debate Association National Tournament.