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Dear editor:
With only four months until their final days at Fort High, more and more grade 12 students are beginning to look forward to celebrating their high school graduation. Again this year, the chem-free graduation party will be a major part of that celebration.
Started almost 10 years ago, the supervised graduation party has become the culminating event in a student’s years in high school. The all-night party (alcohol- and drug-free) is designed to provide a fun and safe environment for graduates to gather one last time with their friends and classmates.
An organizing meeting already has been held for this year’s party. With several of the key committees already being chaired, this is an open call for more parent and student volunteers.
The success of previous chem-free grad parties is confirmed by some of the participants. Last year graduate Jon Loveday said, “Chem-free grad was an excellent experience as it gave all the students a place to have fun, stay safe, and remember a lot of great times with their friends.”
Graduate Marina Boileau covered the theme of the party when she added, “There was always something fun going on. Never a dull moment.” Mark Soderberg agreed, “. . . good food, good prizes, and good people. . . . It was a great way to end the year.”
With one meeting behind them and a second planned for this Monday (March 4) at 7 p.m. in the T.A.G. room at Fort Frances High School, parent volunteers and students will begin working on the details of organizing another successful graduation party.
Individuals unable to attend the meeting but wishing to help out may leave a message for the chem-free grad committee at Fort Frances High School (274-7747).
Parent and student involvement will help ensure this year’s graduates celebrates safely and memorably.
Mark Kowalchuk
Parent volunteer