A combined 1,787 students are expected to receive a diploma from Douglas County’s five high schools this weekend and embark on a new chapter of life.

Lithia Springs High School will have its 40th annual graduation ceremony with an expected 312 students receiving a diploma on Friday at 7 p.m. All commencements, with the exception of New Manchester High School’s, will take place in the Coliseum at the University of West Georgia located at 325 West Georgia Drive in Carrollton.

NMHS will host its fourth commencement ceremony for an estimated 425 students at the school’s stadium Friday at 8 p.m. This year's graduating class will be the first to start and finish high school at NMHS. Due to limited seating, graduating students are only allowed eight free tickets. For family and friends unable to attend, the school will air a live stream of the graduation at www.tinyurl.com/NMHSGrad2015

An estimated 286 students will receive diplomas at Chapel Hill High School’s 15th annual graduation, which starts Saturday morning at 9 a.m.

Also Saturday at 1:30 p.m., the district’s largest class of about 450 seniors will graduate from Alexander High School — about 12.5 times the number of the school’s first graduating class in 1987.

Douglas County High School will have about 425 graduates for its 77th graduation ceremony Saturday, May 23 at 6 p.m. 

Parking, for graduations being hosted by the University of West Georgia will be available at The Coliseum parking lot, the Tysus Hall parking lot, the bookstore parking lot and University Stadium. A shuttle service will transport guests from parking lots to The Coliseum throughout the day, according to the university’s website.  

Contact Laura Corley by email at laura@douglascountysentinel.com or by phone at 770-942-6571 ext. 233.

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