- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

BRANDON, Vt. (AP) - Thirty-five people from 23 countries are expected to become U.S. citizens during a special ceremony in the Vermont town of Brandon.

The naturalization ceremony takes place Wednesday at the Neshobe School.

A student chorus will sing and 5th grade students will perform the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution.

Judge Colleen A. Brown, a federal bankruptcy judge, will administer the oath of allegiance to the candidates for citizenship.

The new citizens come from countries around the globe including Bhutan, Brazil, China, Guatemala, Kenya, Nepal, Russia, Rwanda, Somalia and Venezuela.

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