News Release, St. Mary’s County States Attorney’s Office
Leonardtown, MD- On May 11, 2020, The St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s Office regretfully announced the cancellation of the 36th Annual Project Graduation due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. As a consolation, each Class of 2020 High School Graduates received a “Project Grad Pack” in the mail.
With the remaining funds budgeted for the 2020 Project Graduation events, the State’s Attorney’s Office in conjunction with the Commissioners’ of St. Mary’s County, are redirecting the Project Graduation 2020 funds to the St. Mary’s County Public Schools for the purchase of 315 laptop computers for students.
St. Mary’s County States Attorney Richard Fritz says in a press release,” Although we were unable to proceed with the traditional Project Graduation events, we hope these laptop computers will provide our County’s students with the access to the world-class education our County’s public schools continue to provide during these challenging times.”
He went on to thank the Project Graduation community partners; participating Optimist Clubs and Rescue Squads, the Patuxent River Naval Air Station Command Staff, the Patuxent River Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Drill Hall and admin staffs, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, The St. Mary’s County Public Schools, the County Commissioners, and the Department of Aging and Human Services.