Project Graduation

For the past 33 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, prizes, and have a chance to win a United Way scholarship. United Way awarded six $700 scholarships to graduating seniors that are college-bound in the fall.

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

2020 Project Graduation scholarship recipients:

Red Springs High School: D'anta Carter

Robeson Early College: Kyle Edwards

St. Pauls High School: Destiny Maynor

Lumberton Senior High School: Kylan Rivera

Purnell Swett High School: Arison Alford

Fairmont High School: Kaitlyn Hunt

Congratulations to the winners!

The event is sponsored by many individuals and companies who contribute the money needed to make the event a success and 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.