I grew up in Duluth and I can tell I'm getting older because I soon will have only one school left open. I went to Grant Elementary (still open!), Washington Junior and Duluth Central High School. As Duluth Central prepares to close its doors, I see some great stories reflecting on what it has meant to this community. For me personally it was not only was the school my mom, sisters and I graduated from, it was a place that provided amazing friends and memories that I will have for the rest of my life.
I loved going to Duluth Central because it provided more than an education. I didn't come from the richest family at Central or the poorest, but I became friends with that spectrum of people as Central truly was the melting pot school in the area. Cultural, ethnic and socioeconomic diversity all existed inside Duluth Central High School and we all learned from each other.