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Record number graduates

A record 618 students received diplomas during Belton High School's commencement ceremony on Thursday. The ceremony took place at 8 p.m. at the Bell County EXPO! Center in Belton.

"Our vision at Belton ISD is to prepare every student to excel in tomorrow's world," said Dr. Susan Kincannon, Superintendent of the Belton Independent School District, in a pre-graduation press release.

"We're proud of our students and look forward to celebrating their accomplishments."

In addition to receiving diplomas, the graduating students heard from Lieutenant General Mark A. Milley, Commander, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, Afghanistan. The Valedictorian, Salutatorian, and Officers of the Class of 2013 also spoke during the ceremony.

The ceremony was broadcast live on KISD-TV (channel 17 on Time Warner Cable). It was also rebroadcast at 1 p.m. on Saturday; 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday; and will be again at 1 p.m. this coming Saturday and at 7:30 p.m. on June 18.

See additional graduation photos on B3.