The Class of 2011 graduated under sunny skies on Sunday, June 5. Sunday night they celebrated all night at the post-grad party that is held in the Burlington High School cafeteria. This annual event is funded by community and parent donations and is run by parent volunteers. It is a special night that has a very high graduate participation each year.
This event provides graduates with a fun, safe place to celebrate with their friends. Since its inception 21 years ago, no Burlington graduates have been involved in alcohol-related accidents on their graduation night and it is due to the fact they have a safe place to be with their friends. Students arrive at 10:00 p.m. and remain at the party until 5:00 a.m. The cafeteria is transformed into a Mardi Gras theme with decorations, lighting, and music. The night is filled with fun, high-energy activities including inflatable jousting, sumo wrestling, a comedy hypnotist, ping-pong, XBox stations (donated and staffed by Best Buy) and much more. Food and beverages are served throughout the night and into the morning.
Each student in attendance receives a gift and a few lucky students win some big-ticket prizes including a 19-inch TV (donated by Best Buy) and Red Sox tickets (donated by the Bertolami and the Franson families). Other great gifts include a dorm refrigerator, microwave, comforter set, luggage, and more. In addition, each student receives a memory book and a senior video.
This event would not be possible without the generous support from community donations and parent volunteers. The names of donors, along with our other sponsors, will soon be posted on our website: www.burlington.mec.edu/hs/Postgradprty. A partial listing of our donors includes the following:
Major funding: Burlington Police Patrolmen’s Union; Burlington Police Command Officers Union; Ipswitch, Inc.; Roche Bros.
Sponsors: AAA; American Legion; Burlington Education Association; Burlington Firefighters; Burlington Pop Warner; Burlington Recreation Dept.; Burlington Rotary Club; Burlington Schools Secretaries Union; Burstone Associates, Inc.; Brian & Gayle Curtin; Gochis Insurance; Gulde Insurance Agency; Jace Associates, Inc.; K & R Tree & Landscape Co. Inc.; Joe & Marilyn Keohane; Knights of Columbus; Mount Hope Christian Center; PTO’s: BHS, Francis Wyman, Fox Hill, MSMS, Memorial and Pine Glen; Northern Bank & Trust; Palomar; Saint Margaret’s Parish; Sullivan Funeral Home.
Class of 2011 T-Shirts, with a logo designed by senior Kaitlyn Morneweck, are sponsored by the Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce. The donors who funded T-shirts for every senior are: Cambridge Savings Bank; Earth Link Business; Equity Office; The Gutierrez Company; Lahey Clinic; Long’s Fine Jewelers; Boston Marriott/Burlington; PROforma Marketing Impressions; Riemer & Braunstein.
Door prize donations: AMC Cinema; Best Buy; Boston Cannons; Barrie Bruce Golf School; Beacon Grille; Bickford’s Grill; Billerica Country Club; Border Café; Boston Beauty Supply; Boston Duck Tours; Bruce Nails; Building 19; Burger King; Burlington Florist; Burlington House of Pizza; Cheesecake Factory; Cold Stone Creamery; Cycle Loft; Dani de Paris; Domino's Pizza; Elements; Elizabeth Grady; Emerald Rose; Flatbread Company; Fresh City; Hair by Nicole; HeadZz Up; Hess; Keurig & Green Mountain Coffee; McDonald's; Melting Pot; Middleton Golf Course; New Image Salon; Not Your Average Joe’s; Planet Fitness; Portland Sea Dogs; Sammy’s Catering & Deli; Starbuck’s Coffee; Trader Joe’s; True North Coffee; Virgo’s Haircutters.