Drivers hit the road for Project GraduationPublished 8:49am Monday, April 19, 2010
By JESSICA SIEFF
Niles Daily Star
By early afternoon Saturday, each of the Ford brand vehicles being used in a drive to raise money for Brandywine High School’s Project Graduation was out on the road.
Campbell Ford in Niles, Ford Motor Co. and Brandywine Community Schools teamed up to pull off a “Drive One 4 UR School” event.
For each Ford motor vehicle test-driven Saturday, $20 was donated to the school’s Project Graduation fund.
“In the area here, for Brandywine, yes this is the first time we’ve ever done this,” said Denise Scott, just one of many senior parents who come together as the Project Graduation committee each year.
Scott said after test-driving the cars, including a Ford Escape, the Ford Fusion hybrid as well as the Edge, the Focus and the Mercury Milan, drivers would rate the vehicles.
“It’s really been positive,” Scott said.
The committee contacted Ford about the event. Scott said she’d heard of another high school that had taken part in such an event.
“It’s really important this year,” she said, “because donations are down.”
Project Graduation is an all-night event that gives graduating students a night of activities, sponsored by parents, for a safe way to celebrate.