Young Brothers CAB helps Project Graduation

LIHU‘E — Wanda Shibata, chair of the Young Brothers Community Advisory Board, and CAB member Jim McDowall were on hand at Kaua‘i High School to present a check to the Red Raider Project Graduation program Friday.

“It’s a worthwhile project, and we always wanted to help fund it,” Shibata said. “This is the first time that Young Brothers is able to help fund the program.”

She said that she has been working with several of the schools’ Project Graduation, but was never successful in getting all the paperwork together.

“The students don’t even have to drive,” said El Doi, chair of this year’s KHS Project Graduation.

Doi said this year’s event, scheduled to take place following the school’s commencement exercises on June 2, will feature buses filled with graduating seniors leaving Vidinha Stadium, with parents waving the students off as the buses pass.

Additionally, Doi said due to the generosity of Mike Thompson, all seniors participating in the Project Graduation all-night drug- and smoke-free event will receive special T-shirts provided by Thompson.

“Project Graduation has become somewhat of a tradition,” Doi said. “At least the parents don’t need to worry about their students. They’ll all be chaperoned at the Kaua‘i Marriott Resort and Beach Club.”

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