GRAFTON, Mass. — Take a look at the photo files for 2012 and you'll notice a common theme: There are a lot of pictures of Grafton High School students cheering.
There are softball players clustered around a coach in a group hug, celebrating their state championship. Football players beaming with the first Super Bowl trophy since 1986. Cheers in a sea of green from the first students ever to walk the hallways at the new Grafton High School.
The news was not always happy: house fires happened frequently during 2012 and, for the second year in a row, a hurricane knocked out power.
Take a look at our photos of the year — we'll be recalling the top 10 news stories of 2012 throughout the week.