Haley Johnson, 16, of Pinckneyville, Ill., helps douse participants with color powder during the "Color Me for Light" 5K Run on Sept. 1 at the Williamson County Fairgrounds in Marion, Ill.
Joel Swearingen, left, of Lesterville, Mo., waits for Vincent Saitta, right, of Leslie, Mo., to search the bore of a cannon during an Artillery Safety School group cannon drill on Sept. 6 at Fort de Chartres in Prairie du Rocher, Ill.
Evelyn Eddings, 9, of Anna, Ill., receives a lesson from her instructor Ramona Twellman on Sept. 7 at Giant City Stables in Makanda, Ill.
Daniel Martinez, one of six freshmen on the SIU men's tennis team this season, was born in Quito, Ecuador, but then moved to San Antonio where he began playing tennis. The only left-handed player on the team, Martinez hopes to contribute as much as he can.
Evan Ehrenheim, center, receives high-fives from cross-country teammates Oscar Medina, left, and Juan Carrera, right, on Sept. 17 while jogging up Dogwood Drive in Carbondale, Ill.