‘O Christmas tree’ sales! Project grad 2017 fundraises


Zoierae Hill, Reporter

The annual Christmas tree sale for the Class of 2017 Project Graduation, also known as Project Grad, is on the horizon.

Project Grad is a nationwide program that offers organized, adult-supervised and alcohol-free activities in the form of a class party on graduation night. Its goal is to prevent student-run parties that often feature alcohol and drugs. The program often takes the form of an overnight stay for the class at a hotel, a camping trip or the school itself.

Christmas tree sales began Sept. 21. The trees for pre-sale are Noble and Douglas firs. Wreaths are also available for sale.

Prices for trees and wreaths vary, depending on size. Noble firs are $65-$145 per tree and Douglas firs $59-$78. Wreaths cost $30-$40.

If orders are placed before Oct. 9, a 10 percent discount will be applied.

To order a tree or wreath, a form is required and can be found on Edline. Trees and wreaths can be picked up on Friday, Dec. 4, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Academy.

Trees and wreaths must be picked up by 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.