Cocopah Middle School to host U.S. naturalization ceremony

Cocopah Middle School, 6615 E. Cholla St. in Scottsdale, will host a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization ceremony at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 5 in the cafeteria.

Citizenship candidates from 20 nations, including Brazil, Germany and Mexico, will take the U.S. Oath of Allegiance during the ceremony, according to a press release.

Scottsdale Unified School District Superintendent John Kriekard and Cocopah Principal Nick Noonan will be on hand to give remarks.

Cocopah students will also be involved as the school’s jazz choir will sing the National Anthem. The eighth grade class will also watch the proceedings.

In preparation for the March 5 naturalization ceremony at their school, the eighth grade class has been learning about the naturalization process, the history of immigration to the U.S. and the significance of being a U.S. citizen.

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