CHAPEL HILL – Throughout Saturday, more than 850 high school seniors will turn their tassels and set their courses for the next adventure.

At 9:00 a.m., East Chapel Hill will send the largest class this year down the aisles of the Dean Smith Center as 350 Wildcats ceremoniously complete their primary education. Chapel Hill will follow at 1:00 p.m. with 325 graduates while Carrboro concludes its seventh year with 176 graduates.

Phoenix Academy started off the graduation season in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro district with four graduates Friday night.

Saturday night, the 21st celebration of Project Graduation will host the then-former attendees of all four schools from 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Sunday. The event is designed to keep the graduates safe and supervised in a substance-free environment while enjoying the momentous occasion with their peers.

Scholarships totaling $19,000 and prizes totaling $20,000 will also be given away Saturday night.