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Graduation Sensation: 20K in scholarships to be given out

Hospital news | Monday, May 23, 2016

Contact: Thomas Hottman

The Klamath Promise now has more than $20,000 in scholarships to give away at the inaugural Graduation Sensation event on June 2.

The event will start in downtown Klamath Falls at 11th and Main Streets at 2 p.m., where graduates and organizers will gather. At 2:30 p.m. they will march down Main Street to Veterans Park in a giant parade. At 3 p.m. the Graduation Sensation party gets started with food, drinks, scholarships and gift cards in Veterans Park.

All Klamath's graduating seniors are invited, including Klamath Falls City Schools, Klamath County School District schools and private schools.

Scholarships and gift cards

Scholarships include students who are the first generation high school graduates, students who gave 10 hours of volunteer work in addition to what their schools required, students who raised their GPA by one point between freshman and senior year, students going on to a trade school, technical school or certification program, students going on to college and students from specific schools.

Seniors, if you haven't already, contact your advisors to apply for scholarships. Applications are due May 25.

Not going to college? No problem. The Klamath Promise still wants to celebrate your achievement of graduating high school. Come to the Graduation Sensation and you could win gift cards.

And there will be food and drinks for everyone.

Donations

The Klamath Promise and Graduation Sensation are accepting scholarship donations until May 25.

To donate go online to www.klamathpromise.org, fill out the paperwork and send in a check.

You can also make donations via credit card through Sky Lakes Medical Center Foundation. Go to www.skylakes.org click on the foundation menu under "about us." Once there click on "ways to help" and "donate." When making a donation, choose the option "wherever need is greatest" and add "Klamath Promise scholarship" in the comments box, along with any other comments you may have.

Community support

The Klamath Promise wants the community to come and support graduates. Please come and watch the parade to cheer everyone on. Klamath Promise is distributing signs to downtown businesses to hold up during the parade and display in store windows to proudly congratulate the class of 2016.

The Klamath Promise is organizing volunteers for the big event on May 2. Would you like to help out? If yes, please contact Klamath Promise coordinator Anne Hiller Clark via email at ahillerclark@ja-pdx.org or by phone at 541-884-1190.

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