Project Grad is a parent-driven event to give the graduating seniors a memorable, fun, safe, and more importantly, a drug- and alcohol-free night of celebration.
Last month McDonalds gave donations of $1,000 to each school specifically for their project grad program. One check was presented to Kaua‘i High School’s program chair Darnell Aquino and senior class president Kelly Morishige.
Data from across the United States indicates there is a significant reduction in traffic fatalities due to these types of programs. Kaua‘i High School consistently attains 90 percent participation from their seniors.
The $1,000 donation by McDonalds will go toward providing food and entertainment at minimal cost to the graduating seniors.
Other activities such as McTeacher’s Night enable schools to raise money for special activities that are not in the school budget such as field trips or music programs.
According to Morishige, “So far this year 211 students out of a class of 260 will attend.” The celebration will take place May 30 and is currently in its seventeenth year at Kaua‘i High School.