$8,500 Raised During Monday’s WJLE Radiothon for DCHS Project Graduation (View Video Here)

April 1, 2024
By: Dwayne Page

Graduation night for the DCHS Class of 2024 will be even more exciting next month thanks to generous support from the community shown during Monday’s Project Graduation Radiothon on WJLE.

During the three-hour fundraiser which was also LIVE streamed on the Awakening facebook page, almost $8,500 was raised in pledges and donations for the 2024 Project Graduation event which will be held following the graduation ceremonies on Friday, May 10.

The radiothon was hosted by DCHS Teacher John Pryor and Jordan Atnip of the Smithville First Baptist Church and many members of the class took part in the program. A special thanks to Daniel Leslie who set up the LIVE facebook streaming broadcast from the WJLE Studios.

To add extra fun and excitement, members of the class agreed to take fundraising challenges to sing or gulp down things like baby food, pickled pigs feet, and pig brains and milk gravy, plus more.

Chris Summers, President of the 2024 Project Graduation Committee said he was pleased with the outcome of the radiothon. In addition to the radiothon, other fundraisers have been held throughout the year and more are coming before this year’s Project Graduation event.

“We provide overnight activities for high school seniors after graduation so they can be together one more time as a group and do tons of fun things at the school in a safe environment. We started planning for this back in August. This year we will have a mechanical bull, laser tag, inflatables, movies, lots of food, and much more for them to do. It starts at 11 p.m. on graduation night and we go until 6 a.m. the next morning and we give away prizes the whole time. The seniors have been instrumental in helping us plan what they want to do and so far based on our fundraising we have been able to pretty much plan what they’d like to have,” said Summers.

“We still need more funds for Project Graduation. You can contact Assistant Principal Jenny Norris at the high school or me, Chris Summers at 931-319-0534. Text or call if you have any questions,” added Summers.

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