Knoxville — Commencement exercises were held Sunday afternoon for the Knoxville High School Class of 2013.
Hundreds poured into the KHS gym to help these students celebrate the end of their high school years and the beginning of their lives outside the buildings of the Knoxville School District.
Student speakers included Jacob Moats, Mary Kate Cunningham and Kelsey Willardson. A performance by the KHS Senior Chorus members was included before more awards were handed out.
Those graduating in the top 10 percent of the class were Emily Jo Belloma, Calli Kay Crew, Wick Conrad Cunningham, Brandon James Hall, Alivia Lynn McCorkle, Shamene Christine Norman, Sydney Rae Reese, Jordan Lea Richardson, Jaimie Lianne Rinehart, Joseph Lee Stearns and Kelsey Rae Willardson.
Each graduate received his or her diploma from School Board Member Stephanie Vickroy.