Monticello Celebrates New American Citizens on Independence Day


At the 57th annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony at Monticello, over seventy immigrants took the oath of citizenship and became American citizens. WUVA learned the stories of many of these new Americans and spoke to the keynote speaker and Gold Star parent Khizr Khan.

Produced by Kara Peters, Kyra Min, Karin Kirn, and Matt Newton

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Kara Peters
I am currently a third-year double-majoring in Media Studies and American Studies. I have a passion for reporting, listening to peoples' stories and being a voice to the voiceless. If you would like to contact me regarding any questions, comments, or concerns please email at knp6ys@virginia.edu
Kyra Min
I am a current third year at UVA (Class of 2021) and am majoring in American Studies with a concentration in Pop and Visual Culture. Feel free to email me with any questions, concerns, or comments at kjm2cn@virginia.edu.
Karin Kirn
I'm currently planning to major in Media Studies and French. Class of 2021. For questions and comments, please contact me at: kmk5gk@virginia.edu
Matthew Newton
Second year from Pennsylvania! WUVA Sports Director. I love UVA sports and making videos. Stay tuned for lots of awesome content involving both!

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