For the past 34 years, graduation night has been a special occasion for the seniors of Robeson County Schools.
Project Graduation is dedicated to making a safe, drug-free, and fun-filled evening that will long be remembered by all who attend. The event takes place at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke campus with free food, music, games, and a host of other entertainment. Students from all seven high schools are given tee shirts, and prizes, and have a chance to win a United Way scholarship. Lumber River United Way awarded six $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors that are college-bound in the fall.
2023 Project Graduation scholarship recipients:
Early College: Lahna Sampson
Fairmont High School: Brianna Davis
Lumberton Senior High School: Jaylen Bowen
Red Springs High School: Shaniz Zangana
St. Pauls High School: Kenneth Jones
2022 Project Graduation scholarship recipients:
Early College: Clisman Doriam Mendez-Mejia
Fairmont High School: Soraya Locklear
Lumberton Senior High School: Christian Davis
Purnell Swett High School: Trinity Raine Jones
Red Springs High: Aviance Douglas
St. Pauls High School: JaMarcus Simmons
2021 Project Graduation scholarship recipients:
Red Springs High School: Kaily Wright
Robeson Early College: Kevin Williams
St. Pauls High School: Enrique Lopez Ray
Lumberton Senior High School: Michael Conner
Purnell Swett High School: Virginia Sampson
Fairmont High School: Shakina Winters
Congratulations to the winners!
The event is sponsored by many individuals and companies who contribute the money needed to make the event a success at no cost to the students. On the night of Project Graduation, volunteers from throughout the county come together to provide the labor needed for the production of food, games, decoration, entertainment, and a double dose of fun, in a safe and drug-free environment.