Steta Slobodya, 17, was first in line, arriving at Superior Middle School at 8:30 a.m., in anticipation of a vice presidential campaign stop
Vice President Joe Biden addressed about 1,100 people at Superior Middle School.
“For the Bill Clinton event (in Duluth), some students were there at 6 and 2 a.m., so I just wanted to be here and be the first in line so I could get a good spot and see the vice president.”
Slobodya, a student at Duluth East High School, missed Clinton’s visit to Duluth, but her parents excused her from classes to attend Friday’s event.
She waited by herself until about 10 a.m., when others began to show up.
As a student, Slobodya said she hoped Biden would address the growing cost of a college education. She also wanted to hear the vice president speak about immigration.
“I personally am an immigrant, so to me it’s a really big issue,” said Slobodya, who lived in Ukraine until she was 4-years-old. “I hope that other people from other countries will be able to have the same opportunities that I do, to be able to come here and live and be taught in this great nation.”