– A Night our Class of 2019 Will Always Remember
By Gwen Ray
With graduation quickly approaching for Prosper High School’s Class of 2019, preparations are being made behind the scenes for the last hoorah – Project Graduation. Project Graduation (PG) is an after-graduation event for the graduating seniors. It was created in an effort to give the students an alternative to going to parties where drugs and alcohol may be available. During the graduation season, the percentage of adolescents ages 16-19 who are killed in automobile accidents where alcohol is implicated, jumps from 33 percent to 40 percent.
Project Graduation is held on May 25th at Main Event in Frisco. It begins at 11:45pm and continues until 5:00am on Sunday. Those seniors who attend will have unlimited access to all the activities, games and food. There are drawings throughout the evening where graduates will have an opportunity to win prizes such as laptops, tv’s, gift cards, and much more. Each student must also have a completed parent consent and student waiver on file. Tickets for the event are $100 and can be purchased at www.ProsperProjectGraduation.com.
This event is completely self-supporting, as Project Graduation does not receive any funds come from the school district budget. It is only through the generosity of parents, townspeople and the sponsorship of local businesses and organizations that we are able to continue hosting this incredibly fun and safe event for our graduating seniors. The goal this year is to raise $85,000 and all monetary donations will be used to provide the venue, entertainment, food and door prizes for our seniors to help them enter the next phase of their lives.
Anyone can support Project Graduation and help make it a night the Class of 2019 will always remember! And since PG is classified as a non-profit, or 501c3, donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent as allowed by law. There are many different ways you can contribute to the event. Please visit the PG website, www.prosperprojectgraduation.com, where you can make a financial donation or access the link to the Amazon Wishlist. Items on the wishlist range from dvd players, AirPods, mini refrigerators, Apple watches, tv’s and Chromebooks. They have made it simple for you to contribute and your order will be shipped directly to the Prosper ISD Administration building!
For more information, the Project Graduation Board can be reached at PHSProjectGraduation2019@gmail.com.
Photo by: Nico Ray