Project Graduation offers safe destination to graduates


Greg Spencer

Seniors from the class of 2015 gather at Project Graduation last year.

When seniors graduate at BAHS, they are offered an alternate way to celebrate. The Applied Leadership class is preventing parties by giving seniors a lock-down, all night, supervised party called “Project Graduation.” This party will have games, prizes, music and will be centered around a safe way to commiserate this milestone.

“I am so excited that the school offers seniors this opportunity for two reasons.  I’m glad they have a place to go after graduation that keeps them safe, but I’m also glad that they are given one final opportunity to make memories with their friends and be together as a group one last time,” senior parent Jill Mossop said.

The tradition of Project Graduation started at BAHS over 20 years ago, and continues to be a fun and safe way for graduates to celebrate. In order for the school to keep this event safe, participants who are going to attend will be given a bracelet at graduation that will serve as their ticket. Students should only bring in their student I.D. and no bags, under any circumstances, will be permitted. In order for the students to enjoy their time, everyone should wear comfortable, school appropriate clothing. Project Graduation begins at 10:30 p.m., doors lock at midnight, and it ends 5:00 a.m.

“Following the rules at Project Graduation is our first chance to prove that we are responsible adults,” senior Spencer Tuia said.

About 40 COLABASH members have diligently been working on the Project Graduation Steering Committee since November. They have been in charge of things from food and activities. Activities and entertainment include: a comedian, a magician, a DJ, inflatables, laser tag, a hypnotist and several other activities. Some activities will require a sign up in the Student Union during the last week of of April. Prizes will be centered around college or career bound graduates.

“It’s fun to get the opportunity to lead and be a part of after school activities,” senior Anna Farrow said.