Scripps Ranch High School Grad Night Committee Chair Nina Salinas (left) and Treasurer/Co-Chair Sandra Coimbra sell Grad Night tickets at the high school. (photo by John Gregory)
SRHS Grad Night tickets available
Two parent volunteers were recently spotted at a table in the Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS) quad selling tickets for the school’s senior Grad Night. As the bell rang for lunch period, Grad Night Committee Chair Nina Salinas and Co-Chair/Treasurer Sandra Coimbra found themselves surrounded by a swirling parade of students pouring from classrooms as music blared from nearby speakers. These two volunteers took in the scene as they attended to their duty.
The committee has done everything from gaining donations and sponsorships to making arrangements to selling See’s Candies and holding restaurant fundraisers to fund the trip. Now, the committee members just want graduating seniors to sign up so they can enjoy the event.
Grad Night is a special event held each year to reward graduating seniors with a safe, sober, supervised event to celebrate their high school graduation. This year, the SRHS graduating class will be heading to Knotts Berry Farm for a day of excitement with fellow classmates on Saturday, June 9.
“They get to ride all day. They get a buffet dinner. They get a DJ and dance,” Salinas said.
The graduates will gather at the school and be bussed to the theme park at 10 a.m., returning at about midnight or 1 a.m. the next morning. The journey is long, so part of the funds raised will go toward buying snacks the graduates can enjoy on the way. Tickets cost $150. Some of the funds will also go toward Grad Night scholarships for seniors whose families cannot afford the cost.
Getting the kids to participate is the number one goal, Salinas said.
“Kids can get together with their friends and enjoy one last time together out at an amusement park; somewhere where they are free to run and play and just enjoy each other’s company before they go to college,” she explained. “This is their last time to really celebrate being a senior with their friends and being part of Scripps Ranch High School.”
Anyone wishing to donate, sign up for tickets or volunteer may contact Nina Salinas at (858) 663-4062, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the SRHS Foundation through its website, srhsfoundation.org.