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 (JCPS will set date later this year) 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.
Click here to see a video clip from last year’s event.
Follow @dmhsPG on Twitter for new information.
Seniors sign in at Malibu Jack’s during a designated time (determined once graduation ceremony time is set by JCPS). 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 will be mailed out, and MUST be completed and returned to Manual’s office in order to attend.
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)
- Gift Cards
- DVD Players
- Room Decorations
We also need MANY volunteers to make this event a success. Watch for a signup link soon.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or with questions.
Thank you to our generous 2017 volunteers and contributors below:
|Thomas & Donna Riedel||Manual PTSA|
|Otis & Linda Brown||Kroger|
|Tom & Kim Koenig||Heine Brothers|
|Gretchen & William Davis||Puzzle’s Fun Dome|
|William & Sarah Wagers||Velvet Ice Cream|
|Gray & Mary Jo Smith||Lula’s Frozen Yogurt|
|Emily & Rodney Joseph Folz||Blaze Pizza|
|Mitchell & Patricia Kline||YPAS Producers|
|Scott & Sondra Wojciak||Crimson Mission|
|John & Ann Stromberg||United Parcel Service|
|Yelena Medvedovskaya & Vladislav Gomonuk||Korrect Optical|
|Joseph & Krista Froedge||University of Alabama|
|Lisa Sandfer||Vanderbilt University|
|Todd & Wende Raderer||Bellarmine University|
|Bruce & Susan Bridges||Northern Kentucky University|
|Tommy & Kelly Haile||Indiana University Bloomington|
|Stephanie & Mark Henry||Western Kentucky University|
|David & Jennifer Schaaf||University of Cincinnati|
|Catherine Zink||Centre College|
|Timothy & Elizabeth Jolly||Integrity Staffing|
|Aaron & Yu Matthews|
|Nina Litvinova & Valeriy Klinberg|
|Stephen Roszell & Mary Bouldin|
|Amy & Matt Doctrow|
|David & Karen Draper|
|Thomas & Barbara Coffield|
|Dan & Kitty Zink|
|Joseph & Penny DeVenuto|
|Richard & Leslie King|
|Penny & Kent Vincent|
|Anne & Chris Cieminski|
|Jeffrey & Jennifer Tuvlin|
|Lisa & Bruce Anderson|
|Jill & Franklin Jelsma|
|Catherine & Roy Hoagland III|
|Stephanie & Michael Kuntz|
|Brian & Amy Kopp|
|Jennifer & Craig Siegenthaler|
|Steve Korner & Christine Poelma|
|Peggy & Bryan Loy|
|Emily Digenis & Hunter Sattich|
|Jerome & Melissa Pascua|
|Ellen & Chris Glazier|
|Steven Goldstein & Stacy Cambron|
|Joseph Walsh & Maria Schweichler|
|Matthew & Abby Cissell|
|Randall & Lynn Pearson|
|Steven & Allison Deckel|
|R & D Schatz|
|Alex & Theresa Reymundo|
|Michael & Sherri Lankford|
|Kevin & Carolyn Horsley|
|Mary Jo Smith|
|Dianna Preece & John Drury|
|Barbie & Howard Evans|
|Yelena & Alex Ioffe|
|Annadurai Rajaram & Kalaimathi Annadurai|
|Robert & Captain Sabrina Byron|
|Marilyn & Jeff Doerr|
|Jerry & Christy Henderson|
|Jean & Thomas Tierney|
|Lisa Jackson & William Betsill Jr|
|Jie Zhou & Hui Shao|