Monday, October 24, 2011

Phoenix students cheer teacher becoming U.S. citizen

What a perfect way to learn about citizenship and becoming a U.S. citizen! Watching your teacher go through the process and take the oath. - - Donna Poisl

by Maria Polletta, The Arizona Republic

Sixteen people became U.S. citizens in a recent naturalization ceremony hosted by Washington Elementary School.

The outdoor gathering also served as the culmination of a months-long lesson in naturalization for students of one of the newly sworn-in citizens, Washington fourth-grade teacher Marieluise Taylor.

Taylor, 52, said she had been teaching her English-as-a-second-language students, nearly all of whom are immigrants or children of immigrants, about the path to citizenship as she went through the steps herself.
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