“A March 12 event will culminate 48 students’ research into civics, immigration and countries of origin
Southwest Charter School is planning the party of a lifetime for 10 people from 10 countries who will become U.S. citizens at 11 a.m. March 12.
The 48 seventh- and eight-grade students at the small K-8 school on Southwest Bancroft Street will decorate the Great Room for a special naturalization ceremony through the Department of Human Services’ U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services.
The children have been doing in-depth studies on civics, immigration and the countries of origin of the soon-to-be citizens. They will join in the ceremony by singing the national anthem, and afterwards serve their guests with a potluck meal and gift bags.”
By Shasta Kearns Moore, Portland Tribune