Project Graduation

PG 2018

When Spring rolls around, only one thing is on the minds of high school seniors across the country: GRADUATION! As a rite of passage, graduation night is a night to be proud, to celebrate achievements, and to look forward to the future. Unfortunately, it historically has also been one of the most deadly nights for teens.

The name “Project Graduation” was coined more than twenty years ago by planners in Maine, after a particularly deadly graduation season took its toll. Maine’s first Project Graduation was such a success that high schools throughout the U.S. adopted similar programs and “Project Graduation” became a generic name for chemical-free graduation parties that celebrate safety.

Project Graduation is a FREE all night party on graduation night (Friday, June 1) with free food, DJ/dancing, Monte Carlo games, caricatures, laser tag, go-karts, bumper cars, miniature golf, arcade games, TONS OF PRIZES, and much, much more!

Prizes last year included bikes, TV, laptop, FORECASTLE tickets, microwaves, refrigerators, wireless speakers, ENO, gift cards, college gift baskets, dorm supplies and lot of other great stuff.

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Click here to see a video clip from last year’s event.

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dMHS Project Graduation 2018

Seniors sign in at Malibu Jack’s from 11:00pm – 12:30am. Once admitted, NO departures will be allowed until 5:00 am. Parents will be notified if anyone who is registered does not check in. Security and supervision provided.

Registration forms have been mailed out, or you can download here. Forms MUST be completed and returned to Manual’s office in order to attend – the sooner the better to be eligible for prize drawings on May 11, 18 and 25.

Because this is a free event, DONATIONS and VOLUNTEERS are vital. The cost of this event is over $18,000, in addition to prizes. ALL Manual parents are encouraged to donate; remember, your student(s) will be participating before you know it. All monies raised will help pay for the event, and all donations will be acknowledged in the Manual POST e-Newsletter.

Suggested donation levels (make checks payable to duPont Manual Project Graduation and mail to: duPont Manual Project Graduation PTSA, 120 W. Lee Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40208). Click here for form.

____ Worried Parental Unit ($50 and under)
____ Fabulous Friend ($50 – $100)
____ Loving Supporter ($101 – $150)
____ Fairy Godparent ($151 – $200)
____ Guardian Angel ($201 – $250)
____ Beautiful Benefactor ($251 – $300)
____ Special Sponsor ($301 – $999)
____ Prestigious Patron ($1,000 and above)

Items that can be used for prizes and raffles are welcome, and appreciated, especially items that may be used for college. Examples include:

  • Small Electronics
  • Microwaves (dorm room sized)
  • iPods/iPads
  • Gift Cards
  • Televisions
  • DVD Players
  • Furniture
  • Room Decorations
  • Luggage

You can conveniently purchase food and raffle items via our Amazon Wish List for the senior celebration. There are items from just $10+ and they will be delivered directly to the committee if you select Karen Kiesel (Project Graduation) for shipping (free if you have Amazon Prime).

We also need MANY volunteers to make this event a success. Watch for a signup link via MySchoolAnywhere email soon.

Email for more info or with questions. 

Thank you to our generous 2018 contributors below:

Michele & David Clark Manual PTSA
Michael & Patricia Morgan Malt Beverage Education Foundation
Joseph Walsh & Maria Schweichler Crimson Mission
Sterling & Amy Lapinski Metro Promotional Services
Robert & Beth Tanner Changes Salon / Angela Rasco
Jerome & Melissa Pascua  
Dennis & Jennifer Bray  
Susie Gullett  
Jeffrey & Jennifer Tuvlin  
Mitchell & Patricia Kline  
Denette Brown  
Virginia & Robert Foshee  
Amy & Robert Keisler  
Peter Kohlstruk  
 Sarah & Todd Chandler  
 Brian & Amy Kopp  
 Tamela Kinard  
 Courtney Smith  
 Michael & Patricia Fogarty  
 Chandra Caggins  
 Brent & Michelle Dawson  
 Kelly & Brad Embry  
 Rebecca Vest  
 Angela McCoy  
 Elizabeth Mays  
 Beth Tanner  
 Tom Morrissey  
 Eric & Julie Michael  
 Meredith Wickenheiser  
 Laura Bollinger  
 Sandy Hawkins  
 Cynthia Corbitt  
 Alan Ocheretner  
 Ward & Chamie Deters  
 Denise Mallett  
 Iosif Ocheretner & Inna Gurevich  
 Scott & Jewell Currie  
 Richard Colton  
 Venkataraman Rajaman & Sujatha Srinivasan  
 Zubair Hameed  
 Mark & Jackie Sneve  
 Mini Philip  
 James & Martha Jane Crowley  
 Kimberly & Dale Mercker  
 Vandana Rastogi  
Natalie & David Boggs  
Timothy & Bridget Appleberry  
Fans of Aliza Brown  
James & Cynthia Grohmann  
James Green  
Mark & Lynne Taylor  
Tiffany Robinson  
John & Karen Rippy  
Thomas & Jill Morrissey  
Rachelle & Alphonso Nichols  
Dr. Leslie Rowland  
Michael & Elizabeth Harris  
A.S. & C.B. Yson  
Shawn & Deborah Witt  
Stephanie Barnett  
Antonio & Shannon Evans  
Deborah Smith  
Christopher & Elaine Bagby  
Jeff & Vickie Ratanapool  
Susan Biasiolli  
Richard & Laura Sullivan  
Eric Xia & Mae Wu  
Mindy Sherman  
Laura & Edward Craven  
Frank & Erin Zamborini  
Shane & Marsha Wood  
Jason & Ann Meurer  
Joshua & Natali Richter  
Robert & Theresa Adams  
Michael & Delene Taylor  
Sreelatha Reddy  
James & Tanya Marquardt  
Christopher & Jeanne Caldwell  
Stacey Roussell  
Sanjay Jain & Richa Gupta  
Carl & Yukiko Steinmetz  
William & Susan Epps  
Keith & Julie Viers