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Posted: Monday, June 6, 2011 12:00 pm

BELTON - Texas Star Security officer Tara Ostrander ran crowd control all weekend at the Bell County Expo Center during a series of Killeen Independent School District high school graduation ceremonies.

Her last job on Sunday evening was the best, however: She got to watch her oldest son, Paul James Bohanan, graduate from Ellison High School, along with his 542 classmates.

"It's just kind of neat," Ostrander said, smiling as she watched a sea of emerald-robe clad graduates fill the Expo floor prior to the ceremony, "seeing it from a different perspective."'

Graduations bring out excitement in parents Ostrander said, in addition to stress, "because they're realizing their kids are really growing up."

Paul will leave for Marine Corps training in September. In an Army town and with Army and Air Force members of his family, he said after receiving his diploma, joining the Marines seemed like a "different" thing to do.

Paul is ready to grow up, he said, but there are elements of high school he could hang onto for a little while longer.

"I'll miss not having to worry about anything but school," he said with a grin.

Other graduates said high school wasn't without its stressors. In their addresses to their class, valedictorian Yeachan Suh and salutatorian Tia Scott both talked of a heated rivalry that had them frequently foregoing social opportunities for studying.

Before thanking his other classmates, friends, teachers, family and God for their part in his successes, Yeachan awarded Scott a humorous but "bitter 'thank you' for making my senior year so much harder than it should have been."

Scott talked of being the top student, "before Yeachan decided he was going to be No. 1 and take my spot."

Despite ribbing until the very end, both students imparted serious words of advice upon their classmates before principal David Dominguez presented them as graduates.

Scott urged the class she considered to be among Ellison's most well-rounded and educated ever to take measured risks and avoid the temptation of taking the easy route in life.

Yeachan asked his classmates to show compassion and love for one another, while always choosing to do what is right and necessary.

Contact Colleen Flaherty at colleenf@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7559. Follow her on Twitter at KDHfeatures.

Ellison Class of 2011

Tamarshea Brenda Jean Adanandus

Garrett Ryan Addington

Luis Monati Androver Caraballo

Gabrielle Marie Agosto

Lotolangi Sweety Akau

Shari Kinshausa Albritten

Tiana La Shawn Alexander

Andre' Dewayne Allen

Jessalin Alyssa Alvarez

Alycia Kutria Anderson

Ciara Dawn Anderson

Tieshia Nikole Anderson

Irene Maryann Andry

Christina Andreas-Tapia

Jacklyn Aponte

Matthew Ryan Arnold

Kevin Arsenault

Wilternerius Lindri Ashcraft

Christian Vicente Avalos

Krystal Kieytcha Ayala Alvarado

Shelby Francisca Babb

Joniqua Paulette Baldridge

Jay Dean Bankes

Tianna Mariah Barber

Kimberly Barbosa

Malcolm Demetrice Barnes

Devion Ronald Barton

Devonte Ramad Barton

Alexis Danae Beal

Erica Rachel Bedwell

Courtney Suzanne Beeksma

Douglas Moyer Bell

Elexis Marie Bell

Jamel Michael Benham-England

Calyx Raj Bennett

Keith Antoine Bermudez

Breana Ruth Berry

Damien Enrico Bertram

Elissa Megan Bettencourt

Bindya S Bhakta

Cierra Shantell Blakely

Chantal Nicole Bland

Dorleen Mae San Nicolas Blas

Dorlisa Marie San Nicol Blas

Erasmo George Boggs

Paul James Bohanan

Chloe Catherine Rebe Bolle

Anthony Joseph Malaluan Bone

Josephine Mari Bonet

Brandon Bonner

Jane Elizabeth Bookout

Ryan Cruz Borja

Devine Justice Bostick

Haley Renee Boswell

Charity Christian Faith Boyd

Crystal Eloise Boyd

Jacob Adam Brank

Jack Benton Brewer

Tawny Christen Bridges

Tyler Alexander Britten

Kaysianne McEntire Britton

Darrius Fredrick Broadway

Nekeisha Andrea Brooks

Chrishea Lyn Brown

Darian Earick Brown

Devonte Devon Brown

Jonathan Stafford Brown

Simone Patrice Brown

Wesley Bernard Brown

Zerik Jaron Brown

Devonte' Maurice Browner

Natasha Shantel Bryant

Emily Ann Buckley

Terron Rashad Burch

Jarvis Antawn Burden

Martina LeeBurgett

Roykeisha Lafaye Burnette

Tineshia Chainell Burson

Kasey Renee Busch

Debbie Michelle Busto

Dominique Caldwell

Ashley Joan Camacho

Jonathan Daniel Laurel Camacho

Anthony Caraballo

Mallory Julia Carranza

Carolina Carrillo

Mason Alan Carter

Ryan Christopher Carter

Mesly Colasin Casado

Ciera Kristi Case

Ruth Judith Castillo

Alisha Jackoline Castro

Kristoffer Ian Segui Celera

Briahna Nicole Chambers

Rayshaun Marquis Chandler

Kevin Dewayne Chism Jr.

Seung Ki Cho

Justin Hwan-Ju Choi

Jasmine Patrie Clay

Curtis Rakim Clinton

Devante Marquise Cloud

Adriane Mone't Coates

David Cottrell Cobb

Tamika Lashun Collier

Ja'byron Lamar Collins

Colby Dillon Collins-Engle

Elena Ashley Conde

Anthony Cervantes Contreras

Marshanna Maria Conwell

Lamar Stephen-Eugene Cook

PerezMarcos Efren Cordero

Britney Nicole Correll

Benjamin Francis Cox

Devan Marquell Craine

Asia Mae Crear

Regina Ok Crooms

Sara Michelle Noel Crouch

Donald Stanley Cross

Adrian Daniel Omar Cruz

Daniel Omar Cruz

Ashley Marie Cumba

Anthony Thomas Dauwel

Alisha Ann Davis

Jamaala Rasheed Davis

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Tyler William Depriest

Aizaz Dhuka

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Jenna Ruth Diederich

Justin Robert Dingman

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Crystal Lauren Duenas

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Hakeem Lamar Ebowe

Rachel Charlotte Echstein

Brandon Alexander Edwards

Jason Matthew Edwards

Brittiny Tuesday Elman

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Alexander Carson Frate

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Gregory Coleman Hawkins

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Jose Antonio Hernandez

Brian Eugene Herring

Abbygayle Ruth Hess

Andreana Janae Hesson

David James Hieronimczak

Danyale Kacey Higgs

Nieto Rolando Mendoza Hill

Stephen Arthur Hills II

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Vanessa Marie Holden

Tyler James Holland

Jordan Mitchell Holloway

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Tia Mecole Scott

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Steven Ray Shirley

Alma Elena Shull

Jazib Muhammed Siddiqui

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