Approximately sixty individuals are expected to become U.S. citizens at a naturalization ceremony scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 12:30 p.m. in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium, 950 N. Main St. The free, public event is being hosted by the University of Findlay.
The Honorable Judge Jeffrey J. Helmick of the U. S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, will preside over the ceremony and give the oath of citizenship.
Tina Damoah, a clerk for the U.S. District Court, jury and naturalization, will present certifications. Also participating will be Virginia Small from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office; UF President Katherine Fell, Ph.D.; and UF Student Government association President Rebecka Strickert.
Also taking part in the ceremony will be area high school seniors, including Julia Weigman from Findlay High School who will be detailing the benefits of citizenship; and Kali Heaston from Arcadia High School, Gabrielle Rodriguez from Riverdale High School, and Jessica Haught and Alyssa Jordan, both from Arlington High School, who will be specifying the obligations of citizenship.
Sons of the American Revolution will be posting and retiring the colors.
Music will be provided by the Riverdale High School A Capella Choir and the Arlington High School All Brass Band.