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Published: Saturday, 2/14/2009

46 become citizens at ceremony; Natives of 27 countries take oath at Clay High School

Michelle Susan Marentette Hermanutz, in the foreground, who came to this country from Canada, celebrates after taking the oath of citizenship. Michelle Susan Marentette Hermanutz, in the foreground, who came to this country from Canada, celebrates after taking the oath of citizenship.
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Forty-six people took the oath of citizenship during ceremonies Friday at Clay High School in Oregon.

The Clay High School choir performed and Oregon Mayor Marge Brown and Oregon Schools Superintendent Mike Zalar welcomed the guests.

The new citizens, listed by their country of origin, are:

Algeria - Hakima Boussalia

Brazil - Leonardo Fonseca Almeida

Leyla Orra, formerly of Lebanon, gets a present from New Riegel School fifth graders, at right, after taking the oath of citizenship during ceremonies held Friday at Clay High School in Oregon. Leyla Orra, formerly of Lebanon, gets a present from New Riegel School fifth graders, at right, after taking the oath of citizenship during ceremonies held Friday at Clay High School in Oregon.
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Canada - Marlyce Faye Gundy, Michelle Susan Marentette Hermanutz, Graham Mortimer Johnson, Sharuti Madan, Samuel Osei, Martial Raymond St. Jean, Iyabode Limot Tiamiyu, Philip Feifan Xie

Colombia - Lina Maria Rodriquez Gonzalez, Sebastian Rodriguez Gonzalez

Egypt - Emad Mounir Mikhail

Eritrea - Yacob Ghebremeskel

France - Yolande Jeanne Dellinger

Germany - Rosewitha Ilse Myers

Ghana - Joyce Hannah King

India - Azeem Jan, Maneesha Pandey, Upamaka Satyavathi Rao, Indumati Mahendra Salvi, Gurpreet Singh

Jordan - Omar Saleem Khasawneh, Sakha Madi

Kenya - Benson Ngichiri Njuguna

Laos - Ae Champada

Lebanon - Leyla A. Orra, Sanaa Mohamad Sleiman, Layla Ahmad Smidi, Fred Afif Zoorob

Liberia - Martha Kou Wuo

Malaysia - Kim Kong Liew

Mexico - Isidro Rodriguez, Rosa Hernandez De Vasquez

Nicaragua - Mabel Patricia Martin

Nigeria - Rukevwe Ojakovo

Pakistan - Sinan Shahzad

Philippines - Evelyn Amores Musser, Nenita Legada Nagy

South Korea - Kwi Yeo Kim

Syria - Abdlaziz Farhan Anz

Thailand - Siriporn Ourai

Ukraine - Tatyana Dmitriyevna Hart

United Kingdom - Csaba Erdelyi

Vietnam - Michael Hien Duong, Steven Son Phan



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