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Brandon Anderson, of Rack Attack Barbecue, holds up the grand championship prize at the 2021 Food Truck Championship of Texas held on the Graham downtown square Saturday, June 5.
Leader photo by Thomas Wallner

Food Truck Frenzy: Food Truck Championship hits Graham

Graham’s biggest event made a return Saturday after a one-year lapse due to COVID-19, bringing with it over 40 food trucks and thousands of hungry people from near and far visiting the Food Truck C

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(From left to right) Anthony Blodgett, Robb Grimes, Austin Purvis, Chaucey Thomas and Spencer McHenry prepare for a practice launch outside the Steers’ baseball field on June 4. The five members of the Rocket Steers TARC team will compete in the national competition this week in Rockdale.
Leader photo by Mike Williams

Rocket Steers launch to new heights

The Graham Rocket Steers are launching into uncharted territory this weekend in Rockdale.

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Open Door Christian School fourth grade students spent a month during their STEM class building a motorized wheelchair for a 7-year-old girl in New York whose insurance would not cover a wheelchair. The students found the girl through a program called the Open Wheelchair Foundation.
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ODCS students build wheelchair for 7-year-old New York girl

For one month fourth grade students at Open Door Christian School labored to make a difference in the life of a 7-year-old girl in New York, building a motorized wheelchair for her as a part of the

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A children’s book published by Lilly De La Cruz in December 2020 titled “Growing Up: A Max Adventure.” The book follows the character Max as she navigates turning 4-years-old. De La Cruz said the character Max is loosely based on her daughter Alivia.
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Learning by doing: Lilly De La Cruz makes impact through writing, actions

To learn by doing and make an impact through action is the mantra that has inspired former Graham resident Lilly De La Cruz to break into children’s books and help women in her life coach position

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Graham High School Class of 2021 throw their graduation caps in the air at the close of their graduation ceremony Friday at the GHS gym. The location was moved from Newton Field to the gym on the day of the ceremony due to weather concerns.
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Ringing far and near: Class of 2021 GHS students graduate

The Class of 2021 made their voices loudly ring and echo far and near as they completed their high school journey Friday during their graduation ceremony at Graham High School.


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