Images: Graduation ceremonies from Grant, Mundelein, Warren, Palatine, Addison Trail, Willowbrook, Hoffman Estates, St. Francis, West Aurora, Aurora Christian, York and Kaneland.

 
 
Updated 5/23/2021 8:27 PM

High school seniors participated in graduation ceremonies on Sunday, May 23 including Grant, Mundelein, Warren, Palatine, Addison Trail, Willowbrook, Hoffman Estates, St. Francis, West Aurora, Aurora Christian, York and Kaneland.

Palatine High School students attend their 138th commencement ceremony held at the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates on Sunday.
Palatine High School students attend their 138th commencement ceremony held at the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates on Sunday.
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Warren Township High School students walk onto the football field at the O' Plaine campus for their commencement ceremony on Sunday.
Warren Township High School students walk onto the football field at the O' Plaine campus for their commencement ceremony on Sunday.
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Warren Township High School students Nina Avis, 18, Gurnee with Lanie Bacon, 17, Wadsworth, Emma Barbknecht, 17, Gurnee and Annika Bynum, 17, of Wadsworth pose for a picture for their parents before walking onto the football field at the O' Plaine campus for their commencement ceremony on Sunday.
Warren Township High School students Nina Avis, 18, Gurnee with Lanie Bacon, 17, Wadsworth, Emma Barbknecht, 17, Gurnee and Annika Bynum, 17, of Wadsworth pose for a picture for their parents before walking onto the football field at the O' Plaine campus for their commencement ceremony on Sunday.
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Warren Township High School held its commencement ceremony on the O' Plaine campus football field for its first group of four 220 students like Lauren Best, 18, of Gurnee and Sara Boutelle, 18 of Lake Villa that would graduate throughout the day on Sunday.
Warren Township High School held its commencement ceremony on the O' Plaine campus football field for its first group of four 220 students like Lauren Best, 18, of Gurnee and Sara Boutelle, 18 of Lake Villa that would graduate throughout the day on Sunday.
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Warren Township High School held its commencement ceremony on the O' Plaine campus football field for its first group of four 220 students out of 990 that would graduate throughout the day on Sunday.
Warren Township High School held its commencement ceremony on the O' Plaine campus football field for its first group of four 220 students out of 990 that would graduate throughout the day on Sunday.
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Warren Township High School held its commencement ceremony on the O' Plaine campus football field for its first group of four 220 students like Kelly Aluka, 18, of Gurnee that would graduate throughout the day on Sunday.
Warren Township High School held its commencement ceremony on the O' Plaine campus football field for its first group of four 220 students like Kelly Aluka, 18, of Gurnee that would graduate throughout the day on Sunday.
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Graduate Izabella Lizett Carmona waves to family as she enters the Willowbrook High School graduation ceremony in Villa Park on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
Graduate Izabella Lizett Carmona waves to family as she enters the Willowbrook High School graduation ceremony in Villa Park on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
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Graduate Sarah Fairbank delivers a speech titled "Unexpected Blessings" at the Willowbrook High School graduation ceremony in Villa Park on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
Graduate Sarah Fairbank delivers a speech titled "Unexpected Blessings" at the Willowbrook High School graduation ceremony in Villa Park on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
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Graduate Elizabeth Martynenko, President of the Class of 2021 speaks about "Our Lasting Legacy" at the Willowbrook High School graduation ceremony in Villa Park on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
Graduate Elizabeth Martynenko, President of the Class of 2021 speaks about "Our Lasting Legacy" at the Willowbrook High School graduation ceremony in Villa Park on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
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Part of the Willowbrook High School Senior Choir sings "I Will Remember You Medley" at the graduation ceremony in Villa Park on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
Part of the Willowbrook High School Senior Choir sings "I Will Remember You Medley" at the graduation ceremony in Villa Park on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
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Graduate Enrique Antonio Cruz Jr., waves to his family as he marches to Pomp and Circumstance at the Willowbrook High School graduation ceremony in Villa Park on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
Graduate Enrique Antonio Cruz Jr., waves to his family as he marches to Pomp and Circumstance at the Willowbrook High School graduation ceremony in Villa Park on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
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York graduates enter the school's football stadium for the 2021 commencement ceremony in Elmhurst on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
York graduates enter the school's football stadium for the 2021 commencement ceremony in Elmhurst on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
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York graduates assemble in the school's football stadium for the 2021 commencement ceremony in Elmhurst on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
York graduates assemble in the school's football stadium for the 2021 commencement ceremony in Elmhurst on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
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York High School graduate Jacob Wiggins crosses the stage during York High School's 2021 commencement ceremony in Elmhurst on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
York High School graduate Jacob Wiggins crosses the stage during York High School's 2021 commencement ceremony in Elmhurst on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
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York High School graduate Kathryn King performs during York High School's 2021 commencement ceremony in Elmhurst on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
York High School graduate Kathryn King performs during York High School's 2021 commencement ceremony in Elmhurst on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
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Haley Brown addresses her fellow graduates during York High School's 2021 commencement ceremony in Elmhurst on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
Haley Brown addresses her fellow graduates during York High School's 2021 commencement ceremony in Elmhurst on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
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Lauren Walrath, left, and Gracyn Linstad, take a photo of their friends before the start of the West Aurora High School graduation ceremony Sunday May 23, 2021 at Brigham Field in Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.
Lauren Walrath, left, and Gracyn Linstad, take a photo of their friends before the start of the West Aurora High School graduation ceremony Sunday May 23, 2021 at Brigham Field in Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.
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Hannah Klock, presents her commencement speech "Piecing it together" during the West Aurora High School graduation ceremony Sunday May 23, 2021 at Brigham Field in Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.
Hannah Klock, presents her commencement speech "Piecing it together" during the West Aurora High School graduation ceremony Sunday May 23, 2021 at Brigham Field in Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.
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The football field was filled with graduates during the West Aurora High School graduation ceremony Sunday May 23, 2021 at Brigham Field in Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.
The football field was filled with graduates during the West Aurora High School graduation ceremony Sunday May 23, 2021 at Brigham Field in Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.
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Patrick Holstine, presents his commencement speech "Piecing it together" during the West Aurora High School graduation ceremony Sunday May 23, 2021 at Brigham Field in Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.
Patrick Holstine, presents his commencement speech "Piecing it together" during the West Aurora High School graduation ceremony Sunday May 23, 2021 at Brigham Field in Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.
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The stands were full with parents and family during the West Aurora High School graduation ceremony Sunday May 23, 2021 at Brigham Field in Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.
The stands were full with parents and family during the West Aurora High School graduation ceremony Sunday May 23, 2021 at Brigham Field in Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.
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Valedictorian Katherine Lemke smiles as she returns to her seat after her speech at the St. Francis High School graduation ceremony in Wheaton on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
Valedictorian Katherine Lemke smiles as she returns to her seat after her speech at the St. Francis High School graduation ceremony in Wheaton on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
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Graduate Daniel Smithers shows off his diploma at the St. Francis High School graduation ceremony in Wheaton on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
Graduate Daniel Smithers shows off his diploma at the St. Francis High School graduation ceremony in Wheaton on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
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Graduates receive communion at the St. Francis High School graduation ceremony in Wheaton on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
Graduates receive communion at the St. Francis High School graduation ceremony in Wheaton on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
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Graduates pray at the St. Francis High School graduation ceremony in Wheaton on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
Graduates pray at the St. Francis High School graduation ceremony in Wheaton on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
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Graduate Nicholas Felty gets his diploma at the St. Francis High School graduation ceremony in Wheaton on Sunday, May 23, 2021. Some family members sat on the football field near the graduates.
Graduate Nicholas Felty gets his diploma at the St. Francis High School graduation ceremony in Wheaton on Sunday, May 23, 2021. Some family members sat on the football field near the graduates.
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Students Maria Mogensen, 18, Kendall Friel, 17, Brandon Storm, 17, Luke Seiffert, 18, Allison Drake, 18, Jack Ryan, 18, all of Palatine get ready to graduate at the Palatine High School's 138th commencement held at the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates on Sunday.
Students Maria Mogensen, 18, Kendall Friel, 17, Brandon Storm, 17, Luke Seiffert, 18, Allison Drake, 18, Jack Ryan, 18, all of Palatine get ready to graduate at the Palatine High School's 138th commencement held at the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates on Sunday.
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Students Antonio Soto and Tyler Ziebell get ready to graduate at the Palatine High School's 138th commencement held at the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates on Sunday.
Students Antonio Soto and Tyler Ziebell get ready to graduate at the Palatine High School's 138th commencement held at the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates on Sunday.
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Palatine High School students attend their 138th commencement held at the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates on Sunday.
Palatine High School students attend their 138th commencement held at the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates on Sunday.
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Palatine High School students Alli Gerdes, 17, and Simon Holland, 17, of Palatine attend their 138th commencement held at the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates on Sunday.
Palatine High School students Alli Gerdes, 17, and Simon Holland, 17, of Palatine attend their 138th commencement held at the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates on Sunday.
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Twins Michael Bil and Nicole Bil, both 18, get ready to graduate at the Palatine High School's 138th commencement held at the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates on Sunday.
Twins Michael Bil and Nicole Bil, both 18, get ready to graduate at the Palatine High School's 138th commencement held at the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates on Sunday.
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Aurora Christian High School graduate and U. S. Air Force Recruit Aaron Meyer leads his class in the Pledge of Allegiance during their graduation ceremony Sunday May 23, 2021 Aurora.
Aurora Christian High School graduate and U. S. Air Force Recruit Aaron Meyer leads his class in the Pledge of Allegiance during their graduation ceremony Sunday May 23, 2021 Aurora.
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Jacqueline Norris delivers her salutatorian address during the Aurora Christian High School graduation ceremony Sunday May 23, 2021 Aurora.
Jacqueline Norris delivers her salutatorian address during the Aurora Christian High School graduation ceremony Sunday May 23, 2021 Aurora.
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Ellie Stamper delivers her valedictorian address during the Aurora Christian High School graduation ceremony Sunday May 23, 2021 Aurora.
Ellie Stamper delivers her valedictorian address during the Aurora Christian High School graduation ceremony Sunday May 23, 2021 Aurora.
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The Aurora Christian High School graduation ceremony was Sunday May 23, 2021 Aurora.
The Aurora Christian High School graduation ceremony was Sunday May 23, 2021 Aurora.
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Some of the graduates had their mortar boards decorated during the Aurora Christian High School graduation ceremony Sunday May 23, 2021 Aurora.
Some of the graduates had their mortar boards decorated during the Aurora Christian High School graduation ceremony Sunday May 23, 2021 Aurora.
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Grace Watkin lines up with classmates for a commencement at Grant High School on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at the school in Fox Lake. "I leave for basic training on June 28," said Watkin, who is enlisted in the Army National Guard. "It's coming up fast and I'm really excited to get my life started."
Grace Watkin lines up with classmates for a commencement at Grant High School on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at the school in Fox Lake. "I leave for basic training on June 28," said Watkin, who is enlisted in the Army National Guard. "It's coming up fast and I'm really excited to get my life started."
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A group of classmates embrace as they prepare to line up for commencement at Grant High School on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at the school in Fox Lake.
A group of classmates embrace as they prepare to line up for commencement at Grant High School on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at the school in Fox Lake.
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Journalism teacher Kristina Maestranzi embraces a member of the Class of 2021 Elizabeth Newcomb as they line up for a commencement at Grant High School on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at the school in Fox Lake. Newcomb served as editor-in-chief of "The Bark" school newspaper.
Journalism teacher Kristina Maestranzi embraces a member of the Class of 2021 Elizabeth Newcomb as they line up for a commencement at Grant High School on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at the school in Fox Lake. Newcomb served as editor-in-chief of "The Bark" school newspaper.
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Members of the Class of 2021 rise for the national anthem during a commencement at Grant High School on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at the school in Fox Lake.
Members of the Class of 2021 rise for the national anthem during a commencement at Grant High School on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at the school in Fox Lake.
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Members of the Class of 2021 line up for commencement at Grant High School on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at the school in Fox Lake.
Members of the Class of 2021 line up for commencement at Grant High School on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at the school in Fox Lake.
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Adry Kasemets celebrates with her friends and a diploma just after commencement at Mundelein High School on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at the school. "We made a lot of memories," said Kasemets, "I could call these people my family if I really wanted to."
Adry Kasemets celebrates with her friends and a diploma just after commencement at Mundelein High School on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at the school. "We made a lot of memories," said Kasemets, "I could call these people my family if I really wanted to."
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Zoe Haith is all thumbs-up with her diploma just after a commencement at Mundelein High School on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at the school.
Zoe Haith is all thumbs-up with her diploma just after a commencement at Mundelein High School on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at the school.
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The newest graduates from Mundelein High School toss their caps to conclude commencement at the school on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
The newest graduates from Mundelein High School toss their caps to conclude commencement at the school on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
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Abbey Guzzio, left, and Delaney Brown pose for a picture after commencement for Mundelein High School on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at the school.
Abbey Guzzio, left, and Delaney Brown pose for a picture after commencement for Mundelein High School on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at the school.
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Mundelein High School held commencement ceremonies Sunday, May 23, 2021 at the school.
Mundelein High School held commencement ceremonies Sunday, May 23, 2021 at the school.
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Graduating senior Andrea Garcia, 18, has her photo taken by her aunt Norma Gagliano after the 2021 Addison Trail High School commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 23 in Addison.
Graduating senior Andrea Garcia, 18, has her photo taken by her aunt Norma Gagliano after the 2021 Addison Trail High School commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 23 in Addison.
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Senior Jina Patel delivers a commencement speech titled "All the Light Inside You" to her classmates during the 2021 Addison Trail High School commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 23 in Addison.
Senior Jina Patel delivers a commencement speech titled "All the Light Inside You" to her classmates during the 2021 Addison Trail High School commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 23 in Addison.
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Graduating seniors Danna Martinez, left, 18, and Connie Martinez, 17, make last-minute adjustments before the 2021 Addison Trail High School commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 23 in Addison.
Graduating seniors Danna Martinez, left, 18, and Connie Martinez, 17, make last-minute adjustments before the 2021 Addison Trail High School commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 23 in Addison.
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Addison Trail High School held its class of 2021 commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 23 in Addison.
Addison Trail High School held its class of 2021 commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 23 in Addison.
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Addison Trail High School held its class of 2021 commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 23 in Addison.
Addison Trail High School held its class of 2021 commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 23 in Addison.
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Addison Trail High School held its class of 2021 commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 23 in Addison.
Addison Trail High School held its class of 2021 commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 23 in Addison.
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Liliana Arguetta, 17, poses with her diploma for a photo after the 2021 Addison Trail High School commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 23 in Addison.
Liliana Arguetta, 17, poses with her diploma for a photo after the 2021 Addison Trail High School commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 23 in Addison.
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Kaneland graduate Abby Reimer adjusts her cap before the school's 2021 commencement ceremony at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
Kaneland graduate Abby Reimer adjusts her cap before the school's 2021 commencement ceremony at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
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Kaneland High School graduates enter the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center in DeKalb for the school's 2021 commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
Kaneland High School graduates enter the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center in DeKalb for the school's 2021 commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
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Kaneland High School graduate Erika Kothe hugs classmate Hailey Zimmerman before the school's 2021 commencement ceremony at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
Kaneland High School graduate Erika Kothe hugs classmate Hailey Zimmerman before the school's 2021 commencement ceremony at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
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Kaneland High School student council president Max Hansen addresses his fellow graduates during the school's  2021 commencement ceremony at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
Kaneland High School student council president Max Hansen addresses his fellow graduates during the school's 2021 commencement ceremony at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
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Kaneland High School graduates cross the stage to receive their diplomas during the school's 2021 commencement ceremony at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
Kaneland High School graduates cross the stage to receive their diplomas during the school's 2021 commencement ceremony at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
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Seniors Toniyah Brown, from left, Aahniyah McAllister and Kayla Harris, all 17, hug during the 2021 Hoffman Estates High School commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 23 at NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates.
Seniors Toniyah Brown, from left, Aahniyah McAllister and Kayla Harris, all 17, hug during the 2021 Hoffman Estates High School commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 23 at NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates.
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Graduating senior Neisha Allen, 17, walks with her father Kevin Allen in the rain before the 2021 Hoffman Estates High School commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 23 at NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates.
Graduating senior Neisha Allen, 17, walks with her father Kevin Allen in the rain before the 2021 Hoffman Estates High School commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 23 at NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates.
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Academic scholars' representative Dhruv Mahesh Patel delivers a speech to classmates during the 2021 Hoffman Estates High School commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 23 at NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates.
Academic scholars' representative Dhruv Mahesh Patel delivers a speech to classmates during the 2021 Hoffman Estates High School commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 23 at NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates.
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Senior Jayson Ousley, 18, waves to his family during the 2021 Hoffman Estates High School commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 23 at NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates.
Senior Jayson Ousley, 18, waves to his family during the 2021 Hoffman Estates High School commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 23 at NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates.
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The 2021 Hoffman Estates High School commencement ceremony was held on Sunday, May 23 at NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates.
The 2021 Hoffman Estates High School commencement ceremony was held on Sunday, May 23 at NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates.
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