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Project Graduation gears up for 2010 grads
Feb 19, 2010 | 696 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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A.C. Jones High School senior Jordan Nelson accepts a donation for Project Graduation from Christopher Ramirez with Ironhorse Enterprises. Ramirez is a 2005 JHS graduate.
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Project Graduation has been in existence in Beeville for more than 15 years and is an event on high school graduation night intended to keep the seniors safe on that night.

Students are bused from the A.C. Jones High School campus to the High Five Ranch where they are all “locked” in from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m.

A number of activities are planned, one of which should be of particular interest to the seniors: a dunking booth with teachers and coaches as the “dunkees”. The names of the teachers and coaches will be confidential until the night of the event in order to surprise the students. A bungee run, a velcro wall, swimming, movies, an X-Box tournament and other events are scheduled.

Project Graduation is made possible by fundraisers, community sponsors and donations. Two fundraisers are planned for March with another in May. Currently, the six major sponsors are First National Bank, Rossow Insurance, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Christopher Ramirez with Ironhorse Enterprises, San Patricio Electric Co-op and Prosperity Bank.

In order to participate, seniors need to complete a registration form and a release for the event. The registration takes place in the Step Ahead office at A.C. Jones High School with Scotty Draper. The deadline to register is May 19.

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