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FTHS ‘Project Graduation’ Committee Wins $1,000 in Let’s Yo Texting Contest

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Eric Zeises, Let’s Yo’s director of operations (center) holds commemorative $1,000 check for Franklin Township High School’s Project Graduation committee with committee member Lydia Copperthwaite (left).

The Franklin Township High School Project Graduation Committee won $1,000 in a contest sponsored by Let’s Yo yogurt stores.

The group received their check on Nov. 11 at the Let’s Yo on Elizabeth Avenue.

The contest involved schools getting credits for purchase points earned by customers after the customers texted a school-specific code to a central phone number, said store owner Dave Offenberg.

Presenting the check was Eric Zeises, director of operations for the Colts Neck-based company.

The contest, Let’s Yo School Rocks, was meant to boost the awareness of Let’s Yo in school across the state, Zeises said.

There were about 150 schools competing, he said.

Offenberg gave the group the idea to enter the contest, which ran from September to Oct. 21, when he was approached about a fundraiser, he said.

One of the group’s parent organizers, Wendy Krushinski, called Offenberg to do a fundraiser for the group in which a portion of a night’s proceeds are doanted to the group.

Offenberg said he suggested they come in on Oct. 21 and participate in the contest.

“We said it would be a great way to parlay that” fundraiser, Offenberg said.

Project Graduation is a program designed to give newly graduated high school seniors a safe place to party and socialize after the ceremony.

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