Mari Rodriguez-Hernandez waits for the processional to begin during the Duluth East High School commencement ceremonies Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at Amsoil Arena in Duluth. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
Mari Rodriguez-Hernandez waits for the processional to begin during the Duluth East High School commencement ceremonies Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at Amsoil Arena in Duluth. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

Kelsey Steinmetz stands for the national anthem during the Duluth East High School commencement ceremonies Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at Amsoil Arena in Duluth. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
Kelsey Steinmetz stands for the national anthem during the Duluth East High School commencement ceremonies Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at Amsoil Arena in Duluth. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

Graduates wait to proceed into the arena during the Duluth East High School commencement ceremonies Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at Amsoil Arena in Duluth. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
Graduates wait to proceed into the arena during the Duluth East High School commencement ceremonies Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at Amsoil Arena in Duluth. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

Graduates walk to their seats during the processional at Duluth East High School commencement ceremonies Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at Amsoil Arena in Duluth. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
Graduates walk to their seats during the processional at Duluth East High School commencement ceremonies Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at Amsoil Arena in Duluth. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

Class speaker Gillian Skar addresses graduates during the Duluth East High School commencement ceremonies Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at Amsoil Arena in Duluth. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
Class speaker Gillian Skar addresses graduates during the Duluth East High School commencement ceremonies Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at Amsoil Arena in Duluth. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)