American Graduate Champion: James Lilley

KLRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that have been submitted by the community.

Today’s Champion is James Lilley! James Lilley is an assistant manager at Andy’s Frozen Custard in Round Rock, Texas. He inspires his younger coworkers to pursue college careers and visit potential colleges. He shows his coworkers “being a minority doesn’t mean that you can’t go to college,” according to Braylen Hines-King, his nominator. “James Lilley is a champion because he proved that even if you have low income there are still ways for you to go college with scholarships from extra circular activities such as baseball,” Hines-King said.

Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.