When they arrived home from internships and classes yesterday, June 1, all Wilton high school seniors received hand-delivered invitations to this year’s Post Graduation Party (PGP). The theme, which is always a closely guarded secret, was revealed to be “Tune In. Stay Tuned.” For the past four weeks, the PGP Committee released teasers on Facebook, Twitter and on GOOD Morning Wilton. Each week, seniors were encouraged to guess the theme with prizes awarded for the closest and most creative guesses.
“Tune In. Stay Tuned.” will be brought to life when the event is held at Middlebrook School on the evening of Saturday, June 20, the night of graduation. PGP chair Shawn Kahal thinks the seniors will be in awe of the creativity of the PGP committee parents who have worked so hard on this event. “The committee was able to take a few great ideas and turn them into several magnificent concepts. Middlebrook will be transformed and completely unrecognizable as the school these kids attended from 6th through 8th grades!” she said.
Members of the Wilton community are invited to the “PGP walk-through” on the afternoon of June 20 from 2-4 p.m. and then again from 6-8 p.m.. Attendees should note that no one under the age of 18 will be allowed in, no pets will be admitted and no cameras are allowed into the viewing.
PGP is a graduation night tradition in Wilton. This year’s event starts at 10:30 p.m. (with no admittance after 11:30 p.m.) and ends at 5 a.m.. The goal is to provide a safe environment for graduates to celebrate their accomplishments of the last 13 years.
Preparing for the event has been something special for the volunteer parents as well, Kahal says. “[It’s been] a privilege and a great opportunity to connect with the parents of the 2015 graduating class.”
The PGP is considered to be the last time the entire class will be all together as one group, and organizers say they aim to make the evening one graduates will never forget.