project graduation cake 300HENDERSON, Ky. (5/6/13) – Henderson County High School’s Project Graduation is a community supported drug and alcohol free event for the current 2013 graduating class. Nearly 325 students are expected to attend this year’s Project Graduation celebration.
 
Project Graduation is scheduled for May 24 from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. at the high school. It’s set to coincide with the Henderson County High School graduation ceremony, which will take place earlier in the evening.
 
Activities for the evening will include: karaoke, a D.J., bungee run, sumo wrestling, casino night, and, of course, plenty of food, soft drinks, and lemon shake ups. A multitude of prizes is given away at Project Graduation each year. Last year more than 85% of the graduating class attended. There were approximately 200 senior guests and 120 volunteers.
 
Project Graduation has been in place for 25 years, and this year’s co-chairs for the event are Henderson County High School’s College Coach, Rachel Heath, and North Middle School Language Arts teacher, Cathy Thrasher. Board members include Kelly and Leanne Meuth (coordinating food), Lynn Dawson (coordinating prizes), Angela Comer (coordinating games), and Lawrence and Theresa Thomas (coordinating security).
 
“I am proud to be a small part of an extremely well run program that honors our students. The real recognition belongs to them and the community that steps up to donate in order for it to happen. Since the cost of the event is almost $20,000 it truly takes everyone to make it a success,” said Thrasher.
 
The event is supported by donations from the community, fundraising efforts such as BINGO, as well as a donation of $3 per student from the Henderson County Board of Education. Every senior who attends will leave with a prize valued at $10.00. Additionally, various seniors will win larger prizes such as iPads, Nooks, Kindles, refrigerators, flat screen TVs and three cash prizes- one $3,000 prize and two $1,000 prizes.
 
Henderson County High School seniors interested in attending the event can purchase tickets at the high school bookstore for $3 in advance or $5 on the night of the event. Seniors may bring a guest who is at least 16 years of age. A guest ticket must be purchased in advanced at the bookstore for $5.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Danielle Crafton

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Two Injured in Motorcycle Accident

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/3/15) ― Two people were injured in a motorcycle accident Saturday morning. According to a Hopkins… Read More

Community Helps ‘Cram the Hummer’ for School Children Supplies

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/2/15) — The fifth annual Madisonville Police Department “Cram the Hummer” event was held yesterday… Read More

Most Read This Week

July 30, 2015 3723

Webster Man Leads Police on Chase through Parts…

by SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 3672

Miss Hopkins County Fair 2015 Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 2784

Hanson, Owensboro, Bowling Green Youths Win at…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 01, 2015 2455

24th Annual Miss Teen Hopkins County Fair Pageant…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 2402

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 29, 2015

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

July 17, 2015 16604

Muhlenberg Most Wanted - Top 10

by SurfKY News
July 23, 2015 15564

UPDATE: Family Confirms Body of Missing Teen…

by Shawn Freels, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

August 02, 2015 1281

Poole Wins Hopkins County Fair Talent Show

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 02, 2015 1108

Community Helps ‘Cram the Hummer’ for School…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 02, 2015 973

Tiniest Division of Hopkins County Fair Pageants…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 02, 2015 747

Spinal Cord Injury Patient's Foundation Sponsors…

by SurfKY News
August 02, 2015 496

Legislator's Log - Week of Aug. 2, 2015

by SurfKY News
August 03, 2015 453

Two Injured in Motorcycle Accident

by SurfKY News
August 02, 2015 449

'The Free' Gets Greenville Crowd Groovin'

by Mike Groves, SurfKY News
August 02, 2015 400

Dave Says - Aug. 2, 2015

by SurfKY News
August 03, 2015 379

Man Accused of Using Craig's List to Encourage…

by SurfKY News
August 02, 2015 371

MCCH Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

by SurfKY News