A very special ceremony in Shoreline produces 11 new citizens

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Oath of Allegiance is administered
to eleven new citizens

Photos by Steven H. Robinson

A very special ceremony was held in Shoreline on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, as eleven people became new U.S. Citizens.

Julie Acteson, Interim Director
King County Library System

Speaking at the event:

  • Karena C. Dulla, USCIS (U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) Officer
  • Julie Acteson, King County Library System Interim Director
  • Jonathan J. Kim, USCIS Supervisory Immigration Services Officer
  • Shari Winstead, Mayor City of Shoreline
  • Denise Bugallo, King County Library System Cluster Manager

Chansons vocal ensemble performed

Singers from the Shorecrest High School Chansons Vocal Ensemble performed.

Children of the candidates led the flag salute

The flag salute was led by Brenda Cordova, and other children of the Candidates.

The eleven candidates come from eight nations:

  • Argentina
  • China
  • Ethiopia
  • Germany
  • Mexico
  • Russia
  • South Korea
  • Ukraine
A new American family
poses with Shoreline councilmembers and mayor

After the ceremony, the new citizens and their families posed for photographs with Shoreline City Council members and other dignitaries.

A new citizen proudly displays his certificate


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