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NEISD students present at Naturalization Ceremony

As hundreds of people took the U.S. Oath of Allegiance, three NEISD students were some of the first to welcome the new Americans.

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U.S. Magistrate Judge John W. Primomo invited the students to read their entries at the Naturalization Ceremony at Trinity University Thursday, May 30. The Laurie Auditorium was turned into a federal courthouse for the occassion.

Promise Pitman, Wilshire Elementary School, Hannah Dowling, Northern Hills Elementary School, and Riley Smith, Huebner Elementary School, placed first, second and third in the "Celebrate America" writing contest public school division.

They read their winning essays in front of 500 new American citizens. They each submitted an essay with the theme "Why I Am Glad America Is A Nation Of Immigrants."

NEISD students present at naturalization ceremony.

Students say the Pledge of Allegiance at the Naturalization Ceremony.

NEISD students present at naturalization ceremony.

Immigrants take the U.S. Oath of Allegiance at the Naturalization Ceremony.

NEISD students present at naturalization ceremony.

Promise Pitman, Riley Smith, and Hannah Dowling read winning entries at the ceremony.

Posted on May 30, 2013