Phase II Of 'Highlander Way' Complete With Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Highlander Way Pictured left to right: Sue Johnson, Project Graduation Chairperson; Superintendent Judy Rattner; Principal Scott McKinney; Lisa Smith, Highlander Way Project Coordinator. Credits: Bobbie Peer

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The completion of Phase II of Highlander Way at Gov. Livingston High School was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony before last week's annual Thanksgiving Day football game.  Superintendent Judy Rattner and Principal Scott McKinney took part in the ceremony along with Sue Johnson, Project Graduation Chair and Lisa Smith, Highlander Way Project Coordinator.  

Highlander Way is a fundraising project of the Gov. Livingston PTO Project Graduation Committee. Lisa Smith came up with the fundraising idea for alumni, families and friends of Gov. Livingston High School to "Leave their mark on Highlander Way" by purchasing a personalized paver. 

This new 304 foot paver walkway replaced an asphalt walkway from the school building to the flagpole at sword rock along Frey Field.  The project was completed in two phases: Phase I, coordinated by Smith was completed in June 2013; and Phase II, coordinated by Linda Nessenson, was completed in November 2013.

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Highlander Way currently has 270 personalized pavers placed throughout the first 120 feet of the walkway. The Project Graduation Committee plans to continue selling personalized pavers to fill the entire length of the walkway.  

Pavers can be ordered to commemorate your graduation, honor family and friends, memorialize achievements or recognize individuals.  Pavers cost $85 each and can accommodate three lines of engraving with a maximum of 15 characters each (including spaces). For further information, email the Committee at  Click here to download order form.

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Project Graduation is the all-night, alcohol and drug-free celebration for the graduating seniors, a tradition at Gov. Livingston since 1989.  Project Graduation receives no funding from the school budget.  The money is raised through fundraisers, grants, business, professional and parent donations along with participant contributions.  

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