Columbus Hawks


Graduation 2023

"Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers." Psalm 1:1-3

This is the verse that comes to mind as I worked with these four boys this week.


The Columbus Hawks Homeschool Basketball program had their second annual Graduation ceremony this year. I had the opportunity to photograph the graduation ceremony with my second shooter Jacob Hart who was a former Columbus Hawk. Briar Cox, Sam Dukes, Joshua Haub, and Paul Tharpe graduated this year, and it was so much fun working with these young men. They made the photo shoot fun and entertaining. The graduation was beautiful and memorable for these boys and their families. Jerry Lancaster, varsity head coach of the Columbus Hawks, hosted the event at his beautiful home and gave the opening prayer. Josh Linnemann, assistant varsity coach and future head coach, followed with the commencement speech, and past assistant varsity coach Dustin Stamper closed the ceremony with a prayer. The commencement ceremony was attended by a large group of family and friends.


Briar, Sam, Joshua and Paul, Congratulations and Good Luck in your your future endeavors.


Here are just a few of the great pics!