PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine Gov. Janet Mills was on hand for a ceremony this week that saw 46 new U.S. citizens from 31 different countries take the oath of allegiance.
The swearing-in ceremony was held Friday at Portland's King Middle School. The Bangor Daily News reports the event marked the end of a seventh grade learning unit where students investigated the history, current issues, and impact of immigration in the United States. Students also interviewed new Mainers about their immigration experiences.
Both the Democratic governor and Superintendent of Portland Schools Xavier Botana spoke at the ceremony. Mills thanked the new citizens for choosing Maine as their new home.