IN THE NEWS

Click below for an article on Project Graduation from the March/April 2009
edition of Inside Northside magazine. The article gives an overview of PG from
both the east and west sides of St. Tammany Parish. At the time of the
article, FHS and MHS worked together to plan their parties. Presently these
schools no longer have a partnership. Covington High and Lakeshore High also
plan separate parties. 

SLIDELL/PEARL RIVER PROJECT GRADUATION IS PROUD TO CONTINUE TO COMBINE THE
EFFORTS OF FIVE HIGH SCHOOLS WORKING TOWARD A SINGLE GOAL: Keeping all of our
seniors safe on graduation night. As our motto states, "If just one young life
is saved, it is all worthwhile."

INSIDE NORTHSIDE MAGAZINE--March/April 2009

This link provides an overview of the origins of Project Graduation nationwide
stemming from an initiative begun by the State of Maine. Oregon high schools
have sponsored parties for graduating seniors for over 50 years, but Maine's
model is recognized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA)and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)as being in the
forefront of chemical free celebrations for graduating seniors. 

The five schools comprising Slidell/Pearl River Project Graduation held their
first parties in 1993.
A BIT OF HISTORY