Thanks to all those who helped with Project Graduation

Dear Editor:

On behalf of the Douglas High School PTSO Officers, we would like to express our sincere thanks to all those who contributed to making this year’s Project Graduation a success!

Project Graduation is a nation-wide program started in the ‘70’s in response to twelve Maine teens who died in alcohol-related traffic accidents on graduation night.  Douglas High School Project Graduation events have been held since 1997. These events have offered thousands of young adults a safe, drug- and alcohol-free party as a way to celebrate their important night and help prevent tragedy on the road.

The following businesses and individuals helped sponsor Project Graduation by making either a monetary donation, gift donation, or volunteering at the event.

Jeff Smythe and his staff: Rhiannon, Hailey, and Alex at the Douglas Country Club, Giovanna Gonzales and Lorena Gonzales  from D Marble Eventos, Haven of Douglas, Maddux & Sons, Byrd’s Sheet Metal & Construction, Ana Louisa & Joe Salcido, High Desert Vet Services, Brown Page Mortuary, Linda and Dale Kleck, Border Mart, Cochise College, Bruce Whetten from the Douglas Dispatch, Vicente Verdugo from Walmart, La Fiesta, Douglas Run/Walk for the Cure, Ovando’s One Stop Plaza, Ray Pacheco, Tom Hanigan, DJ Manny B, Rebecca Saspe Rivera from SeneGence Independent Distributor (Class of 2002), Douglas Noon Lions, Terry Vera, Veronica Olivares, Rosa Grijalva, Millie LaMadrid, Denise Cox, Ana Samaniego, Cornelia Munoz, Claudia Ovando, Ana Hill, Rikki Valdez, Diane’s Photography, American Southwest Credit Union, C & R Mechanics, Douglas Police Department: Lt. Mark Wilkinson, Chief Kraig Fullen, Officer Alex Watson, Officer Richard Rojas, Casey & Chuck Hoyack.  A special thanks to this year’s senior class sponsor, Ms. Martha Alonso and her mom, Tonita Alonso. They both went above and beyond in helping PTSO with this event.

The graduates enjoyed a night filled with fun, laughter, food, and camaraderie. Thanks again!


Alvina Hoyack

Project Graduation Co-Chair


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