A couple months after the state’s highest school graduation, Wisconsin will get its first official graduation in two decades.
As the nation prepares for the start of school next week, Recode has a look back at some of the most memorable moments in Wisconsin history.
Read moreThe state is home to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University at Buffalo.
But its most famous high school alumni include author Upton Sinclair and comedian Jerry Seinfeld.
Wisconsin’s high school graduation ceremony in 2014 was held in the University Athletic Hall of Fame in Madison, which is now part of the University System of Wisconsin.
A small portion of the ceremony was livestreamed on Facebook Live on March 15.
The rest of the event was captured on film.
In the video, students dressed up in school uniforms walk through the halls and participate in a parade down Main Street to Madison’s state capitol.
The capitol is in the middle of downtown Madison.
The capitol rotunda was transformed into a huge arena in order to accommodate the massive crowd.
A giant poster of President Donald Trump was put up on the wall, and there was a giant stage in the center of the rotunda that was full of speakers.
The Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Madison was a huge success, according to the National Park Service.
In addition to the carnival rides and vendors, there was also a giant inflatable football field.
The school was named for the famous educator Upton Sinclair, who founded the Milwaukee Public Schools.
In 1916, he published a newspaper that was widely read throughout the Midwest.
In 1929, Wisconsin became the first state in the country to enact a tuition freeze.
In response, the state created the Wisconsin School for the Deaf.
The school served as a primary school and high school for nearly 100 years until the state legislature eliminated the program in 1982.
After graduating from college, Sinclair took a job as a teacher in Milwaukee, but after only a few years he quit and began working as a radio personality.
Sinclair eventually became a radio host, a career he continued until he died in 1992.
At the end of his career, Sinclair was the founder of the National Broadcasting Company.
In a 2009 interview with NPR, Sinclair called Wisconsin his home state, and he noted that the state is known as “the home of Wisconsin.”