Folsom and Vista Del Lago High Schools combine efforts to celebrate gradsBy: Staff Report
This month hundreds of Folsom high school seniors will graduate and celebrate their milestone with friends at Sober Grad Night. Graduation night across the nation has proven to be one of the most dangerous times of a young person’s life, due in great part to the presence of alcohol and drugs. Sober Grad Night provides an evening of safe and sober activities, food, prizes, entertainment, music, casino and interactive games and fun. Currently hundreds of high schools celebrate graduation with this life-saving program produced by parents, in partnership with the PTSA/PTA; and funded by donations from individuals and local businesses.
Since 2012 Vista Del Lago and Folsom High School have pooled their resources to provide graduating classes a night to remember. This year The Block at Lakeside Church will be transformed to reflect an international theme: “The World Awaits.” Folsom High School will celebrate on May 30; Vista Del Lago on May 31. Each party goes from 9 p.m. till 4 a.m. and utilizes hundreds of parent volunteers who lend a hand planning, setting up, decorating, running games, delivering food and chaperoning the event throughout the night.
Each year about 85 percent of the graduating students in Folsom attend the event. Tickets are $60 and both school websites include an option to “Sponsor a Student,” allowing those to attend the event who otherwise cannot afford it. Admission includes an official Sober Grad t-shirt, all-you-can-eat and drink, games, prizes and special gifts.
To sponsor a student, sign up to volunteer, make a donation or buy tickets, visit folsomsgn.com and vistasgn.com.