Jaewon Jung, Addy Rigdon and TJ Wong of Chapel Hill High at last year's Project Graduation.
For 19 years, Project Graduation has been celebrating graduating seniors in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school system. The purpose of the project is to provide students with a safe place to celebrate their commencement with their class. The all-night alcohol and substance free celebration will take place on June 9 from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. at the UNC Student Union.
This year’s theme, “Cirque de Grad,” will feature cirque performers, fortune tellers and airbrush artists, along with food, prizes, a casino, a hypnotist show, a dodgeball tournament, karaoke, a capella performances, inflatables, games and rides.
Only graduating seniors and their invited guests will be able to attend the event. Student co-chairs for the event are Meredith Clendaniel of Chapel Hill High School, Samantha Burch of Carrboro High School and Emily Kieber of East Chapel Hill High School. Parent co-chairs are Charlene and Rick Clendaniel of Chapel Hill High School, Barri and Bill Burch of Carrboro High School and Alison and Joe Kieber of East Chapel Hill High School.
The annual event is free of charge for seniors and their guests, made possible by donations from local businesses and citizens. Donations are still being accepted and would be greatly appreciated. The project is also still searching for volunteers. To make a donation, become a volunteer or for more information, visit www.projectgraduationchccs.org.