Welcome to the United States! Rocky Mountain Classical Academy Welcomes 161 New Citizens

New “citizens,” including student Emma Winzenried, center, take the oath of citizenship during Immigration Day ceremonies.

On Friday, April 28, 2017, 162 new “citizens” swore the Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America. New citizen and second-grade student Emma Winzenried smiled as she said, “I came from Germany, travelled across the ocean, and came to New York. Now, I’m a citizen.”

The Oath of Allegiance culminated a major curriculum unit at Rocky Mountain Classical Academy. Students studied the major emigration waves into the United States from foreign shores, as well as major internal American migrations. During their studies, students completed packets similar to those that actual immigrants wrote to apply for citizenship.

As young Emma Winzenried said, “It’s great to be in America!”