Almost 400 Palm Beach Central High School graduates spent graduation night at Project Graduation held at Wellington Village Park from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. This all-night event on May 21 provided a safe, alcohol and drug free environment for seniors to celebrate their graduation with their classmates.
Parents spent all year raising money, getting donations and planning the event. “The Project Graduation Committee raised more than $20,000 for this event and received donations of food and prizes valued at more than $10,000,” Director of Student Services Donna Baxter said. “More than 100 parent and teacher volunteers worked all night to make sure the seniors had a great time.”
The seniors spent the night playing games, competing on inflatable obstacle courses, winning prizes, taking photos and eating food from more than 15 different restaurants. The night ended with a hypnotist show that mesmerized 25 seniors and entertained the rest.
“This event could not have happened without the support of the parents, school administration and staff, and the business community,” Baxter said. “The committee wants to thank the more than 120 businesses that helped with donations both of funds and goods.”
Gold level sponsors included Chick-fil-A, the FTI Great Charity Challenge, Habit Burger, Poseidon Marine Electronics, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and Palm Beach Central High School.
Silver level sponsors included: A. Goldstein & Company, BlueLine Title Company, Bonefish Grill, Brownie Brittle, Buckeye Plumbing, CVS Health, Cyclebar Wellington, Family Dentist of Palm Beach, Infinity of the Palm Beaches, K’Ebrique Photography, LA Fitness, Living Color World eBay, Motor City Car Wash, Palm Beach Orthodontics, Pete’s Place, Southern 441 Nissan, Ultima Fitness, the Village of Wellington and the Mall at Wellington Green.
“Project Graduation is a true labor of love by the parents whose simple mission is to keep our graduates safe. We are very grateful to these parents for creating a safe environment where our graduates can celebrate their success,” Baxter said.