Project Graduation Introduction/History

 Project Graduation is an all-night alcohol and drug-free celebration for graduating seniors. It is a lock-down event that takes place at the High School on the night following the graduation ceremony. PG began more than 20 years ago in a small community in Maine after 18 graduates died in car-related accidents over the course of just a few years. Since its inception, the program has been adopted by High Schools across the country. North Middlesex began its Project Graduation organization in 2004. PG provides a safe alternative to party hopping, keeping students off the roads on a night that carries chilling statistics in terms of car accidents. This all night event allows parents to rest easy knowing that their graduate is celebrating safely.

Those attending Project Graduation enjoy non-stop entertainment, games, and activities throughout the evening. Past years have included a hypnotist, comedian, mechanical bull, oversized inflatables, DJ, line dancing, Rock Band, Guitar Hero, Ping-Pong, volleyball, free hair salon services and a chess tournament. The all-you-can-eat buffet lasts all night, with offerings such as pizza, ice cream, barbecue items and slush cones. The menu concludes with breakfast in the early morning hours. There is a raffle with a great assortment of prizes. We've been able to boast such prizes as Red Sox and Patriot tickets, laptop computers, Ipods, gift cards, GPS systems and flat screen televisions. Our decorating team transforms the school so that students barely recognize it. To date, we have never had to charge our students an admission fee.

We are always on the lookout for volunteers to join our team. Whether it is 1 or 100 hours, if you are interested we would love to have you. Email us at projectgraduation.nmhrs@yahoo.com.

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