$1,000 Grant Award – Barnstable High School Hyannis, MA
The Barnstable High School “Celebration” is an all-night (11pm-5am), smart, safe and sober event following the high school’s traditional, formal prom on May 22nd. Celebration is presented to our graduating seniors and their dates, free of charge, as a gift from the community, to congratulate them on their academic accomplishments and wish them all the best in their future. This event keeps graduating seniors and their prom dates off the streets and eliminates the opportunity for drinking and driving. It is our goal to promote unity for the class, which is made up of diverse social backgrounds, and provide them with a positive memory that will last a lifetime. Keeping the students off the roads, safe and entertained all night with memories to last a lifetime is the mission of Celebration. The athletic field house is transformed into a multi-stage venue including theme rooms, performances, dance floors, interactive games, Karaoke, raffles and food stations. Live bands, DJs and other live acts are hired to keep the students and party participants engaged all night. The parent volunteer group hires the performers, decorates, rents attractions and solicits local restaurants for the food. Student participants and their dates are bused home or picked up by the parents.