Windham Hosts Naturalization Ceremony

Windham Hosts Naturalization Ceremony
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WINDHAM, NH, October 24, 2018 Windham High School announced that students will have the opportunity to observe nearly 50 individuals from 25 - 35 countries become United States citizens on Thursday, October 25. The Naturalization ceremony will be attended by students enrolled in the 10th grade American Studies humanities course and upperclassmen in the school’s Political Science course.


The opportunity, provided by the U.S. District Court of New Hampshire, fits well into the two courses’ curriculums. Since school started in September, 10 graders in the school’s yearlong humanities course, American Studies, have been analyzing the American Dream as they studied the nation’s early history and literature. The unit will culminate with students writing a “letter” explaining what America means to them. One of the letters will be chosen to be read to the new citizens as part of the ceremony. In Windham’s Political Science course, students have been preparing for the ceremony by studying what it means to be a citizen and the role the three branches have in immigration law. For both classes, this unique experience will provide a memorable “real-world” application.


The U.S. District Court of New Hampshire began conducting Naturalization ceremonies at state high schools in 2016. Since then, five other schools from around New Hampshire have had the opportunity to host. This will be Windham High School’s first time hosting the event.


The event is closed to the public. Any questions can be sent to Shannan McKenna, Director of Social Studies and World Language at (603) 845-1558. ###


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