February 18, 2014
The following news release is shared on behalf of US Citizenship and Immigration Services. Congratulations to the new citizens, including the two ASD staff members.
Feb. 18, 2014
Ten People to be Naturalized in front of Campbell Elementary School Students
Staff Member at Campbell Among the New Citizens
ANCHORAGE, AK — Officers from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' (USCIS) Anchorage Field Office will present a naturalization ceremony at Campbell Elementary School on Feb. 18, in honor of Presidents' Day. Ten immigrants from five nations will be sworn in before all the children in grades three through six – just under 200 students. A cafeteria worker who comes from Taiwan will be among those sworn in. A teacher from another school in the system is among the new citizens. New citizens come from China, Gambia, the Philippines, Russia and Taiwan.
Some of the bilingual children of Campbell Elementary will offer a welcome in a variety of languages, representing their own cultural heritage. The school choir will sing patriotic songs as part of the ceremony, and a fifth-grader, Delzenarra Mulu, will sing the national anthem. The keynote speech will be offered by Ed Graff, Superintendent, Anchorage School District. Michael Hickman, Field Office Director for USCIS Anchorage, will administer the oath.
WHO: Ten new citizens sworn in
WHEN: Feb 18, 2 p.m.
WHERE: Campbell Elementary School
7206 Rovenna Street
Anchorage, AK 99518
CONTACT: Sharon Rummery (415)987-0191 (immigration)
Heidi Embley (907)742-4158 (the schools)