was among the first group of to hold a 2012 commencement ceremony.
More than 350 students crossed the stage in their home school gymnasium to receive a high school diploma.
One of those graduates received a special hug on stage. Robert Franklin Hopkins was greeted by for a hug after the teen received his high school diploma. The mayor was one of the invited guests seated on stage throughout the ceremony.
Be sure to check out the video above, which highlights the performance by Bel Air High School Counterpoints as well as snapshots throughout the ceremony.
Tonight, Wednesday, students will fill the Bel Air gymnasium for their own graduation ceremony.
Did you attend the Bel Air High graduation ceremony? Are you a member of the Class of 2012? What was your favorite moment? Leave a comment.