Most Project Graduation parties include prizes that add to the suspense
and excitement of the evening. A list of prizes that have been offered
at other Project Graduations is included with this packet.
The members of the prize committee for your Project Graduation may find"Tips for Prize Committees" helpful.
The ticket committee's responsibilities include designing, printing,
and selling the tickets; supplying ticket sellers with copies of a
fact sheet for students who have questions about Project Graduation;
working with the counselor's office to discreetly furnish free tickets
to students unable to afford them; and providing lists containing
students' names with corresponding ticket numbers for chaperones in
case any tickets are lost on the night of the event.
When designing the Project Graduation tickets, the ticket committee
should work closely with the leader of the prize committee. It may
be desirable to include several "tear off" sections for special drawings,
with spaces for the students to sign their names.
It's a good idea to keep the cost of the tickets as low as possible.
One school that hosts a Project Graduation reports that five dollars
is a good price. Hopefully, the rest of the money you'll need for
the event will be donated or earned through fundraisers organized
by the finance/fundraising committee. Many Project Graduation parties
are free to seniors.
The job of the coatroom committee is to provide a secure place for
students to store purses, coats, prized party favors, and other possessions.
One of the easiest ways to do this is to number large grocery bags
and have correspondingly numbered claim checks. The adult volunteers
who agree to work on each shift should be given the bag numbers and
students' names on a clip board in case someone loses his or her claim
If water activities are in the schedule for your Project Graduation,
the coatroom committee should consider furnishing plastic bags to
hold wet swim suits.