Ellis Island @ Willow Elementary

Third grade student at Willow Elementary experienced what it may have been like as an immigrant at Ellis Island. Photos by Richard Gillard/Acorn Newspapers

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers WELCOME TO AMERICA- Parent volunteer Amy Johnston welcomes the immigrants as the Statue of Liberty at the mock Ellis Island at Willow Elementary on Tuesday, March 10. The reenactment was put on by the third graders giving the experience of turn of the century immigration on Ellis Island.


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WELCOME TO AMERICA- Parent volunteer Amy Johnston welcomes the immigrants as the Statue of Liberty at the mock Ellis Island at Willow Elementary on Tuesday, March 10. The reenactment was put on by the third graders giving the experience of turn of the century immigration on Ellis Island.

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers BECOMING AN AMERICAN- Third graders Marlo Zago and Mitchell Patout wait to be allowed to enter the mock Ellis Island at Willow Elementary on Tuesday, March 10. The reenactment was put on by the third graders giving the experience of turn of the century immigration on Ellis Island.


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BECOMING AN AMERICAN- Third graders Marlo Zago and Mitchell Patout wait to be allowed to enter the mock Ellis Island at Willow Elementary on Tuesday, March 10. The reenactment was put on by the third graders giving the experience of turn of the century immigration on Ellis Island.

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers ARE YOU WHO YOU SAY YOU ARE- Third graders Jacopo Signore and Benjimin Lucus have their passports checked at the mock Ellis Island at Willow Elementary on Tuesday, March 10. The reenactment was put on by the third graders giving the experience of turn of the century immigration on Ellis Island.


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ARE YOU WHO YOU SAY YOU ARE- Third graders Jacopo Signore and Benjimin Lucus have their passports checked at the mock Ellis Island at Willow Elementary on Tuesday, March 10. The reenactment was put on by the third graders giving the experience of turn of the century immigration on Ellis Island.

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers CHECKING YOUR HEALTH- Third grader Nola Plessner gets his health checked at the mock Ellis Island at Willow Elementary on Tuesday, March 10. The reenactment was put on by the third graders giving the experience of turn of the century immigration on Ellis Island.


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CHECKING YOUR HEALTH- Third grader Nola Plessner gets his health checked at the mock Ellis Island at Willow Elementary on Tuesday, March 10. The reenactment was put on by the third graders giving the experience of turn of the century immigration on Ellis Island.

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers CHECKING IN- Third grader Suzanne Kaufman has her passport checked at the mock Ellis Island at Willow Elementary on Tuesday, March 10. The reenactment was put on by the third graders giving the experience of turn of the century immigration on Ellis Island.


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CHECKING IN- Third grader Suzanne Kaufman has her passport checked at the mock Ellis Island at Willow Elementary on Tuesday, March 10. The reenactment was put on by the third graders giving the experience of turn of the century immigration on Ellis Island.

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers LITERACY TEST- Third grader Solomon Krumholz takes a literacy test before entering the United States at the mock Ellis Island at Willow Elementary on Tuesday, March 10. The reenactment was put on by the third graders giving the experience of turn of the century immigration on Ellis Island.


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LITERACY TEST- Third grader Solomon Krumholz takes a literacy test before entering the United States at the mock Ellis Island at Willow Elementary on Tuesday, March 10. The reenactment was put on by the third graders giving the experience of turn of the century immigration on Ellis Island.

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