Dunn Students Host New Citizens
Dunn Elementary 5th Graders Host Naturalization Ceremony
Thirty-seven people from the Ft. Collins and Greeley areas will become American citizens at Dunn I.B. World School this Friday. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services joins with around 60 Dunn School fifth-graders to host the event. The fifth-graders traditionally host naturalization ceremonies, and the fourth-graders, as next year’s hosts, attend as guests. The most recent ceremony held at Dunn School was on February 27 of this year.
Those being naturalized at the school come from 16 countries: Mexico (16), India (3), two each from China, Albania, Australia and Canada, and one each from Croatia, Czechoslovakia, Finland, Germany, Italy, Nicaragua, Peru, the Philippines, Thailand and the USSR.
WHAT Naturalization ceremony
WHEN December 8, 2 p.m.
WHERE Dunn I.B. World School
501 South Washington Street
WHO Immigration Judge James P. Vandello
SPEAKERS: Ron Maulsby, Assistant Superintendent of Poudre School District , Betsy Markey, representing Senator Ken Salazar’s office.
BACKGROUND: As hosts, the fifth-grade class will sing at this ceremony, and will hand out flags to the new citizens