Photo Gallery: 2011 Year in Photo: News 22/57

Nikki Polite hugs her sons Braelyn Polite (cq BRAELYN POLITE), 12, left, and Braxton Polite (BRAXTON POLITE), 8,  after the family discussed with the media the vote by the school board to sell two of the district's elementary schools during a special board meeting of the Mid-Del Board of Education at 7217 SE 15th Street in Midwest City, Okla., Monday, Feb. 28, 2011. Braxton Polite currently goes to Traub Elementary, one of the schools to be sold. Braelyn Polite, currently in middle school, went to Traub for elementary school. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman