Students Visit Ellis Island

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Earl L. Vandermeulen High School students recently visited the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Chaperoned by French teacher Heather Marshak and English as a Second Language teacher Jennifer Walling, who are co-advisers to the International Club, the students researched their ancestors who walked through the Great Hall when they entered the United States so many years ago.

“It was amazing,” Ms. Walling said. “So many of the students found their ancestors’ names, sometimes four or five great aunts, grandparents; seeing their names brought them excitement and pride. They asked engaging questions and left the visit with great memories.”