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Published: 11/16/2012 - Updated: 2 years ago


Naturalization Ceremony at Waite High School

31 People become U.S. citizens in a naturalization ceremony Nov. 16, 2012, at Waite High School in Toledo.

Karen Berman, assistant principal at Waite High, speaks about her move from Jamaica to the U.S. as a young child to the new citizens. 31 People become U.S. citizens in a naturalization ceremony at Waite High School in Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Karen Berman, assistant principal at Waite High, speaks about her move from Jamaica to the U.S. as a young ...
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Making the Pledge of Allegiance are, from left, Deborah Ihuoma Arowolo, formerly of Nigeria; Ali Mohammed Awwad (cq), formerly of Jordan; Fatuma Ibrahim Barqadle, formerly of Somalia; Veronica Gloria Benitez, formerly of Mexico; and Natalia Olegovna Connolly, formerly of Russia. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Making the Pledge of Allegiance are, from left, Deborah Ihuoma Arowolo, formerly of Nigeria; Ali Mohammed Awwad (cq), formerly of ...
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Alex Garcia, 4, left, his brother Miguel, 6, and dad Inocencio Garcia, all of Ney, Ohio after the ceremony. Inocencio became a citizen during the proceedings. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Alex Garcia, 4, left, his brother Miguel, 6, and dad Inocencio Garcia, all of Ney, Ohio after the ceremony. Inocencio ...
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Leading the new citizens in the Pledge of Allegiance is Waite High School student leader Candice Patterson. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Leading the new citizens in the Pledge of Allegiance is Waite High School student leader Candice Patterson.
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Nick, 8, his sister Vanisa, 5, and their mom Sompasith Sinthalaphone, formerly of Laos, after the ceremony. They live in Lima. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Nick, 8, his sister Vanisa, 5, and their mom Sompasith Sinthalaphone, formerly of Laos, after the ceremony. They live in ...
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Rami Albadour, 3, and his mom Suzan Dahmous, formerly of Jordan, after the ceremony. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Rami Albadour, 3, and his mom Suzan Dahmous, formerly of Jordan, after the ceremony.
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Fatuma Ibrahim Barqadle, of Somalia, left, is helped down the steps by Annie Crawford, federal court clerk. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Fatuma Ibrahim Barqadle, of Somalia, left, is helped down the steps by Annie Crawford, federal court clerk.
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Judge Jack Zouhary congratulates Audrey Aleksandrovich Mikhaylov, formerly of Russia, on his citizenship. At right is Karen Berman, assistant principal at Waite High. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Judge Jack Zouhary congratulates Audrey Aleksandrovich Mikhaylov, formerly of Russia, on his citizenship. At right is Karen Berman, assistant principal ...
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Audrey Aleksandrovich Mikhaylov, of Russia, left, is helped down the steps by his son-in-law Aleksey Syrnichenko. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Audrey Aleksandrovich Mikhaylov, of Russia, left, is helped down the steps by his son-in-law Aleksey Syrnichenko.
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Christian Vaflor, 15, of Marion, Ohio, was in attendance to watch his grandmother, Ednita Vaflor, become a citizen. She was from the Philippines. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Christian Vaflor, 15, of Marion, Ohio, was in attendance to watch his grandmother, Ednita Vaflor, become a citizen. She was ...
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