Michelle Susan Marentette Hermanutz, in the foreground, who came to this country from Canada, celebrates after taking the oath of citizenship.
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.
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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