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Project Graduation 2011 Needs Your Help!

Posted by Alan on May 9, 2011 4:34 PM | Filed in News |

projectgrad.pngIt's hard to believe that 25 years have passed since the, Fayetteville High School Class of 1987 celebrated at the first Project Graduation, an all-night celebration which honors the students for their accomplishment.  I was honored to be one of the organizers for the first event for the Class of 1987, which was the pilot program for Project Graduation in Arkansas. Arkansas became the 7th state to join the ranks of states hosting the celebrations.  Traditionally, the highest rates of drinking and driving accidents resulting in death are related to Graduation night and Prom.  I have continued to be involved, because I feel that this is the one event that has the potential to touch the lives of every student who graduates from Fayetteville High School.   Each of the teachers, parents, and community members who work and contribute to this event are VOLUNTEERS ........even the faculty.
 
This year the celebration will be held after graduation on May 19, 2011 at the University of Arkansas from  10:00 pm until 5:00 am.  There are many events scheduled during the evening including a photo booth, games, swimming, athletic competitions, movies, karaoke, music, food, and door prizes. 

In order to make this event a success, we rely heavily on donations from the local businesses, community members, and families of our students.  This event is only possible due to the continued support of business and community leaders like you.   If you are able to donate door prizes please send them to the school or call for items to be picked up.  Please make all checks payable to FHS Project Graduation.  Your tax-deductible donations may be dropped off at the FHS office or mailed to:

Project Graduation
ATTN: Libby Combs  
Fayetteville High School
1001 West Stone Street
Fayetteville, AR 72701
 
All donations and contributions are greatly appreciated.  No donation is too small.  For more information, please e-mail libby.combs@fayar.net or call 445-1195.
 
Remember..............graduation is Thursday, May 19, 2011.  The earlier we receive your donations, the faster we can finalize our plans.  Thank you again for your continued support.

Thank you,

Libby Combs and Carol Ellison
Project Graduation Faculty Sponsors