Many planners for Project Graduation have found it helpful to distribute
a"Senior Survey," a selection list of possible activities to get input
from the entire class. Seniors vote for the activities that appeal
to them most. Senior Surveys are explored more fully in the Entertainment
Committee section, and a sample Senior Survey appears at the end of
this booklet. Popular activities have included these:
Music: Live bands, DJ's, music videos
Dances: Dances and dance contests
Entertainers: Comedians, magicians, hypnotists, caricaturists, etc.
Class Histories: Slide shows, skits, and class wills Food:
Progressive dinners, cookouts, buffets, snacks, breakfasts(perhaps
pool-side at sunrise)
Games: Arcades, casinos, video games, pool, miniature golf,
school trivia, scavenger hunts, team relays, bingo, eating contests,
Jell-O wrestling, mashed potato fights, paint-ball,watching videos.
Athletics: G-Force Laser Tag,
Tennis, racquetball, volleyball, bowling, roller skating, ping pong,
swimming, weight lifting, aerobic dancing, donkey, basketball
The Unusual: Tethered hot air balloon rides; creating a giant
sundae or submarine sandwich; graffiti wall of butcher paper on which
to record feelings; boat rides; talent shows; camp outs.
Students' Selling Points. One big party will be much more fun and will
offer a wider variety of activities than smaller private parties.
This will probably be the last time that the entire class will be
together. It will be a night to remember . . . and chemical-free seniors
will be able to remember it.
Seniors will select the activities, food, and entertainment to assure
that the party will be great fun for their class. Seniors will be
leaving a legacy of safe celebrations for undergraduates - a legacy
that will probably save the lives of future graduates.
Teachers' Selling Points. All seniors will have a party to
attend on graduation night. Some students will discover or rediscover
what a great time they can have without alcohol or drugs. A tradition
of substance-free parties will be established or reaffirmed in the
An activity like Project Graduation can enhance the school's community relations.
Parents' Selling Points. No one will have to risk injury
or death due to drug related crashes. None of the seniors will
have to deal with peer pressure to drink or ride with a drinking driver
on their special night.
Cost will be minimal to students and parents. Parents can relax on graduation
night knowing seniors are safe and having fun.