The United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, will host a naturalization ceremony at The University of Findlay at 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 16, in the Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex with the Honorable Vernelis K. Armstrong, United States Magistrate, Northern District of Toledo, presiding.
Nearly 40 people are expected to become new citizens. Community members are welcome to attend.
Victoria Chamberlin, a law and the liberal arts major at the University, will open and adjourn the court. Robert Braylock, a pharmacy major, will lead the National Anthem and sing “America, the Beautiful.” Brenda Do, a member of UF’s Student Government Association, will lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
Hannah Radabaugh, a senior at Findlay High School, will read The Benefits of Citizenship. Seniors Samantha Greenwell, from Arcadia High School, Kaity Weidman, from Arlington High School, and Stephanie Sawyer, from Van Buren High School, will read The Obligations of Citizenship.
The McComb High School band, under the direction of Andrew Hons, will provide music for the program.
The color guard for the John Hancock Chapter, Ohio Society, Sons of the American Revolution also will participate in the ceremony.
Catherine Garcia-Feehan, Esq., law clerk to the Honorable Judge David A. Katz, will offer remarks, and Tina Brown, United States District Court jury and naturalization clerk, will present certificates to new citizens.