Project Graduation planned for May 30

Sheridan County high school graduates can celebrate the big event with a “Night in Vegas” next month at the Early Building on the Sheridan Junior High School campus.

The event is Project Graduation, and Sheridan’s Kiwanis Club will be hosting it this year. Kiwanian Jennifer Kahm said Project Graduation was started by the Harper family about 25 years ago as an alternate way for youth to celebrate their commencement from high school.

The event will be on May 30, the day of Sheridan High School graduation ceremonies, starting at 9 p.m. But Kahm said all Sheridan County graduates are invited, regardless of what high school they graduate from.

She said local businesses are asked to donate prizes and money with which additional prizes can be purchased. But prizes are just part of the night’s activities.

Food and refreshments will also be provided, and Kahm said the party will last until around 2 a.m. She said the prizes to be given away include items that students would want to take to college, including TVs and mini-fridges. One year, she said, donations even included a car.

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