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Civic lesson comes to life for Fisher students on Thursday (May, 2006)

Parents of first grader Maya Kamath came to Fisher's assembly Friday morning and led the pledges to the flags and the National Anthem, the day after becoming U.S. citizens. Maya's parents, Ganesh and Pam, came here from India 16 years ago as students to obtain their master's degrees. They then applied for work permits and worked for several years and then applied to be residents. As they explained to the students, you must be a resident for five years before you can apply for citizenship. Their citizenship was granted yesterday and they explained to students that they had to study U.S. History for a test before they could be citizens.

Mrs. Kamath told students that they live in a wonderful country and should always be proud of the United States.

Principal Nancy Lawson used this moment to remind students of how fortunate we are to have been born in this country and to enjoy the freedoms that we do.