Lansdale, PA - During an inspiring ceremony held at North Penn High School on September 25, 2017, thirty-eight applicants became citizens of the United States of America. The ceremony was the latest in a time-honored tradition of Naturalization Ceremonies hosted by Montgomery Bar Association’s American Citizenship Committee. Fittingly, today’s Naturalization Ceremony was presided over by the Honorable Joseph P. Walsh, a judge of the 38th Judicial District Court of Common Pleas who also happens to be a long-time North Penn School Board Director and parent of current senior class president Maggie Walsh.
The ceremony included remarks from Bar Association President Eric B. Smith, Esq., County Commissioners Joseph C. Gale and Kenneth E. Lawrence, Jr., as well as representatives from North Penn High School and other dignitaries. United States Immigration Services Officer Yvette Plant delivered the Motion for Admission of nearly 40 applicants before Montgomery County Prothonotary Mark Levy administered the Oath of American Citizenship. Certificates were then distributed alongside inspirational performances, staged by members of the North Penn High School Air Force JROTC and members of the North Penn High School Choir and Band. Upon the Court's adjournment, new citizens and guests were invited to enjoy a reception with light refreshments, provided by the Bar Association.