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Members of the John Hancock chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution present the colors. At left, front, is Greg Jewett, of Findlay; followed by Bill Barberree, also of Findlay, and James Haas, of Mt. Blanchard.

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Daughter Eleah, 10, and her dad Paul McDonald, originally from Jamaica, after the ceremony.

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Eleanor Griffiths, 3, with her mom Leslie Murray, and step-sister Heather Griffiths, 15. They were there for Alan Griffiths, the girls' dad and Murray's husband, who became a citizen from Canada.

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Keynote speaker Catherine Garcia-Feehan, esq.

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Dawn McDonald, left, an daughter Eleah, 10, photograph husband/dad Paul McDonald, originally from Jamaica, after the ceremony.

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Brandon Rall, a junior at Riverdale High School, is a member of the school band which accompanied the event.

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Four area high school students speak on the benefits and obligations of citizenship. They are, from left: Marisa Burkett, senior, Liberty-Benton, left; Briana Herr, senior, McComb; Dylan Sexton, senior, Van Buren, and Zoe Wahbeh, a senior at Findlay.

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Douglas J. Everett, right, leads the Pledge of Allegiance. Everett is a member of the UF Student Government Association.

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Robert Huber, left, and son Sebastian, 14, with Moira Jean Van Staaden, originally from the Republic of South Africa, now a U.S. citizen.

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Paul Norman McDonald, formerly of Jamaica, left and rear, and James Steward Akroyd, formerly of the United Kingdom, right, taking the Oath of Citizenship.

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Ying Li, formerly of the Peoples' Republic of China, left; Luong Thi Le, of Vietnam, and Gino Sacia Laidlaw, of Jamaica, become citizens during the swearing-in ceremony.

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