Joaquin High School Project Graduation 2018

Joaquin High School Project Graduation was a huge success. Seniors attended the event which began at 11:00 PM and lasted until 5:00 AM. Students participated in games/ contests such as Wheel of Fortune, Free Throw Basketball, Hot Potatoes, Human Hungry Hippo, Limbo, Obstacle course, etc.  Throughout the night, students munched on pizza, chips, cookies, donuts, fruit, and Chicken Biscuits in the early morning.


Project Graduation originated in Maine in response to the deaths of twelve teenagers in related highway crashes. The idea of Project Graduation is spreading across the nation during graduation and prom night, since these are the two most deadly nights for teenagers. Project Graduation has saved lives in every community where it is held and hundreds of schools in the state of Texas host these parties.


The success of this event is in direct relation to the commitment of parents, school administration and staff, community members and businesses. These volunteers donated their time and money to provide and exciting and unforgettable evening of fun and fellowship for the graduates.


Project Graduation is a drug and alcohol-free party honoring graduates. It provides a safe alternative to party hopping. It keeps graduates off the roads, prevents any of them from becoming an accident statistic, and their parents rest easy knowing their son/daughter is safely celebrating.


Some of the reasons the Joaquin High School Graduates chose to participate in Project Graduation were:

            -Every attending graduate received $250 plus money throughout night

-Every attending graduate drew out of box to win Gift card, certificates and gifts donated      

  by businesses.

-Competitive competitions and contests were had throughout the night

-Non-stop food and music provided

-This is the last time all of the graduates will spend together           


The Joaquin Seniors of 2018 would like to thank the following for their generous donations. Each helped Joaquin High School Project Graduation be a very memorable event.


ACE Hardware, Adams Meat Market, 4G Contractors, 936 Crossfit, Renee Alexander, Bates Upholstery/Christy Bates, Animal Medical Center of Panola County, BFF Salon/Tonya Wagstaff, Lisa Hughes, Cherry Pringle, Best Donuts-Joaquin, Big Zach’s Restaurant, Blake Furniture, Blount Pharmacy, Boles Feed, Bonnerosa Poultry Farm/Tim and Jenifer Bonner, Borders Poultry Supply, Bounds Insurance, Brookshire Bros Joaquin, Campbell Portable Buildings, Jeff and Kim Cater, The Century Shoppe, City of Joaquin, Center Motor Co., Chicken Express, Classic Nails, Coco Cola Southwest Beverages/Debbie Milstead, COR Boutique by Jasper Corbell, Cornerstone Construction, Covington Lumber Company, Crawfish Shack, Dairy Queen-Logansport/Stanley Haynes, Ashely Dean/Southern Heritage, Deans Hardware, Deep East Texas Co-op, Doggie Day Spa, East Texas Awards & Engraving, El Ranchero-Joaquin, Elite Hair Salon, English, Inc., Farmers State Bank, Fellowship Baptist Church, Firehouse Lawn Service/Matt Lawson, First Baptist Church Haslam, Jody Hooper, Focused Care of Center, Friendship Baptist Church, Luke & Ginger Garrett, General Shelters of Texas, H&H Investments/Mindy&Jason Harvery, The Hair Loft, Hair Studio & Tanning/ Jenny & Robbie Woodfin, The Hair Vault/Amanda Ewing, Rodney & Connie Harvey, Haslam Trailers and Builders, Headrick’s Drug Store, High Roller Wells, LLC, HLH Timber, Cross 10 Energy, Holley Services, Inc., Brad & Melanie Hughes,  Hughes Florist, Infield Foundation, Harold & Judie Irish, Jackson Baptist Church, Joaquin First Baptist Church, Joaquin PTO, Joaquin Quick Stop, KLN Contractors, Lasting Impressions, Dennis & Debbie Leggett, Lone Star Grill, LouTex Contractors, Masterson Insurance/Mary Masterson, McAdams Propane, Mettauer Law Firm, JuJu Smells/Julie Mitchell, Mooney’s Emporium, NAPA Auto-Center, Native Grace Outfitters, NuWay, Payne & Payne Home-N-Suchlike, Pineywoods Beverage/Fred & Deuce Wulf, Pink Boutique, Pizza Hut/Judy Cheatwood, Pizzeria/Mike Jones, Progressive National Bank-Logansport/Mansfield, R&D Distributing, Ram House Café, Regional Perinatal Group/Drs Cormier & Briery, Ricky Blount Salon, Riley Chiropractic, Rio Theater, S&R Custom Concepts/Timothy Roberson & Miles Seaborn, Salon 7/Monica Lawson & Linda Broadus, Sandy Wheeler State Farm, Joe & Frankie Scruggs, Shelby Savings Bank, Shelby Veterinary Associates/Dr. Mark Jousan, Shoop Financial Services, Randall & Susan Smith, Southern Charm/Kristen Chumley, Southern Lemonade Boutique, Specialty Wood Products, Spector, Inc. Steaks & More, Steel Building Supply, Subway, Tammy Steptoe Realty, Texas State Bank, TNT Well Service, Tanya and T-Bo Wilkerson, Toledo Automotive Supply-Logansport, Town & Country Real Estate Pineywoods Board of Realtors, Joel Webster, Whataburger-Joaquin, Don Wheeler, John Wheless, Wiggins Watermelons, Windham Dental, Wishy-Washing Cleaning Service, Word of Faith, Dr. Debrah Worsham Dental, Worsham Grocery, Mary Rutherford, Thomas Harvery, Kathy Cockerell, Famous Flowers, Deuce and Kim Wulf, and to the many friends, parents, community members and public who gave to fundraisers and PASS THE BOOT throughout the year.