Fenton H.S. students party all night

New high school grads in Fenton will be celebrating the night away during Project Graduation.

New high school grads in Fenton will be celebrating the night away in style with the entire community is behind them.

Itâ??s called Project Graduation and it's an effort to keep teenagers safe.

More than 280 Fenton High School graduates are spending the night at AGS middle school, which was transformed to accommodate an all-night party.

Students got to enjoy a variety of activities from laser tag, casino games, a rock wall, and of course, an endless supply of food and drinks.

The event is modeled after the National Grad Night Network established by the U.S. Department of Transportation. It encourages graduates to celebrate in an alcohol and drug-free environment the night of graduation.

Local volunteers and businesses helped raise about $20,000 in cash and $5,000 in food and prizes.

â??When I see the looks on the kids' faces when they come in to see what all the parents have done for them, itâ??s worth it alone. This is one way we can do it to keep our kids safe and get them off on a successful start,â?? said Project Graduation chair, Colleen Wisniewski.

Students will be locked in until 5 a.m. Monday. They pledged not to leave and gave their keys to designated parental volunteers.