Project Graduation is the exciting annual after-graduation party for the newest graduates of SMCA. This amazing night of fun, food, music and prizes takes place in a supervised, substance-free environment.  Project Graduation keeps our kids and community safe on one of the deadliest driving nights for seniors nationwide by providing a fun alternative to student-run parties. There will be food, food, swag, and more food!  Last year almost every member of the class attended the festivities and all were blown away by the great time they had!


Parents should drive their graduates to SMCA in front of the gym at 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 25. Because the goal of this event is to ensure our students' safety, graduates may not transport themselves to or from the school for this event. 
Students cannot bring anything to PG, including purses, pillows, bags or blankets, without special permission (contact Cristina Feldott in advance with food concerns beyond gluten-free). Any attendee who appears to be under the influence will not be permitted to attend. Students will go through security, then board the bus and go to a secret location for a super-fun night! Students will turn in their phones at the event so they may fully participate, and they will be given a Project Graduation shirt, which they will all be asked to wear. Once on the bus, students may not be picked up from Project Graduation during the night without special prior permission. 
Parents should pick up their tired graduates at the Carter Athletic Center at 5 a.m. on Sunday, May 26 along with all their prizes and swag. Attendees cannot drive themselves home. 
Email Cristina Feldott at

Senior Parents,
There are a few more things to do before your senior is ready to graduate!
  1. Buy your child's Project Graduation ticket by May 10.
  2. Complete, sign and return the Project Graduation Participation Agreement by May 10.
  3. Continue selling Cafe Blue Gift Certificates to help fund Project Graduation. The senior who sells the most gift certificates wins $100 cash! on May 13!
  4. Volunteer the night of Project Graduation. Click here to sign up to man a station at the event! 
  5. Enjoy these last few moments of your child's senior year!

Hats off to the generous sponsors of Project Graduation:

The Jehl Family
The Craven Family
The DeRoeck Family
The Andrews Family
The Boykin Family
The Caciola Family
The Dehner Family
The Family of Nick Ferraro
The Kilbride Family
The Kilgo Family
The Madrid Family
The McDaniel Family
The Mora Family
The Sommers Family
The Stewart Family
The Todd Family
The Usleman Family


  • May 1 - Decision Day / College T-Shirt Day
  • May 1 - Senior Blessing Mass
  • May 20 - 23 - Senior Final Exams
  • May 24 - 6:30 pm Baccalaureate Mass at St. John Neuman
  • May 25 - 11:30 am Graduation at St. Edward's Convocation Center
  • May 25 - 26 - Project Graduation. Arrive at SMCA at 9 pm Sunday and  pickup at 5 am Sunday


Join the fabulous 2019 Project Graduation Committee!
Email to be a part of the fun! 
  • Project Graduation Chair - Tiffany Craven
  • Mum and Garter Sales - Suzanne Bautch
  • Cafe Blue - Tiffany Craven
  • Swag Bag - Raquel Garcia, Evie Cascarano, Madeleine Marco
  • Logistics & Security Chair - Sandy Alcala
  • Slide Show - Margie Mahoney
  • T-Shirt - Carly Babineau
  • Committee Members: Lisa Andrews, Kathryn Boykin, Traci Cerna, Kelly Dehner, Christa Elkins, Marcella Garlepp, Denise Klein, Suzanne Nash


The senior class helps fund Project Graduation through Crusader Nation donations and Homecoming mum and garter sales. However, Project Graduation also receives support from parents, local businesses, and community partners. 

If you would like to donate to Project Graduation, please download the attached donation request letter and form. Thank you!

Thank you to our corporate community donors, including: 
  • Erin Condren
  • YETI
  • Target
  • Double Dave's
  • Chick Fil 
  • P Terry's 
  • RVCA
  • Nixon
  • Austin Brand Group
  • Her New Tribe
  • Gabe at Ron King Salon
  • Oak Hill Eye Care

Cafe Blue Meal Certificates

The Cafe Blue Gift Cards sell for $80, which the buyer can use for a fabulous meal at either Cafe Blue location. In return, Cafe Blue donates $40 back to the school. These proceeds are used to pay for PG19 prizes and expenses. Click here to buy your Cafe Blue Gift Certificate today!

Each senior has been asked to sell at least five gift certificates for this Project Graduation fundraiser.  Ask your family, friends and neighbors to buy these gift certificates online today! Your student will be credited at checkout, and the buyers will receive an emailed gift certificate the next school day. ]

Congratulations to Augie Watkins for selling the most gift certificates (10!) and winning the $100 prize!