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Photos: UW-Superior spring commencement

The in-person ceremony at Wessman Arena celebrated graduating students.

Graduate shakes hands with Chancellor
Renee Wachter, Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Superior, left, shakes hands with Jordyn O'Brien, of Superior, during the spring commencement ceremony at Wessman Arena in Superior on Saturday. O'Brien is one of three graduates who received the Chancellor's Leadership Award.
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Chancellor speaks at ceremony
Renee Wachter, Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Superior, smiles while speaking to the graduates and guests at UWS's spring commencement ceremony at Wessman Arena in Superior on Saturday.
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Graduate wears decorated mortarboard
A graduate wears a decorated mortarboard that reads "Long Story Short I Survived" during the University of Wisconsin-Superior's spring commencement ceremony on Saturday at Wessman Arena in Superior.
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Graduates sitting at a ceremony
Graduates sit and listen during the University of Wisconsin-Superior's spring commencement ceremony at Wessman Arena in Superior on Saturday.
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Chancellor speaks at ceremony
Renee Wachter, Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Superior, speaks at UWS's spring commencement ceremony at Wessman Arena in Superior on Saturday.
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Guests and graduates gather for ceremony
Graduates and guests listen as Jessica Gidagaakoons Smith speaks during the University of Wisconsin-Superior's spring commencement ceremony at Wessman Arena in Superior on Saturday.
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Graduate speaks during ceremony
Graduates and guests listen as Jessica Gidagaakoons Smith speaks during the University of Wisconsin-Superior's spring commencement ceremony at Wessman Arena in Superior on Saturday. Gidagaakoons Smith is one of three graduates who received the Chancellor's Leadership Award.
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People hold up their cell phones
Guests hold up their cell phones to record memories during the University of Wisconsin-Superior's spring commencement ceremony at Wessman Arena in Superior on Saturday.
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Man receives honorary doctorate
James M. Foote was an honorary doctorate recipient during the University of Wisconsin-Superior's spring commencement ceremony at Wessman Arena in Superior on Saturday. Foote delivered the commencement address. He graduated from UWS in 1978 and is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of CSX.
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Graduate shakes hands with the Chancellor
Grant Garding smiles while receiving a diploma from Renee Wachter, Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Superior, during the spring commencement ceremony at Wessman Arena in Superior on Saturday. Earlier, Garding was one of three graduates who received the Chancellor's Leadership Award.
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Lexi Hausmann walks across the stage during the University of Wisconsin-Superior's spring commencement ceremony at Wessman Arena in Superior on Saturday.
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Dan Williamson joined the Duluth News Tribune in June 2021 where he's involved in digital content such as video, photos and podcasts. Previously, he worked in television broadcasting as a Sports Director/Anchor at WDIO-TV in Duluth, Sports Director/Anchor in Bismarck, N.D., News and Sports Anchor at KSAX-TV in Alexandria, and Reporter/Photographer/Editor with the syndicated show "Life to the Max" in Eden Prairie. He was also the Development Director for the Duluth Salvation Army. Williamson grew up in Alexandria, graduated from St. Cloud State University and has lived in Duluth since 2012.
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