Congratulations are in order for Literacy Council student Samiya Mohamed, who recently became a US citizen after preparing for the US citizenship exam with her tutor, Lori Depue. Lori and Samiya worked together diligently for over a year preparing for the US citizenship exam
by meeting twice a week at the Literacy Council for tutoring sessions.
Samiya, originally from Somalia, was initially inspired by her father and husband to pursue US citizenship. After being paired with her tutor at the Literacy Council, Samiya said that Lori provided her with additional inspiration to study hard and overcome the obstacles of becoming a citizen while learning English as a second language and taking care of her two young children.
Samiya often said “I never give up” when facing challenges while studying and remained fixed on her goal of US citizenship. Lori, her tutor, stated that she was so proud of Samiya that she worked so hard, never gave up, and was always diligent about attending despite having her hands full with her family at home.
Samiya’s accomplishment has served as an inspiration to not only her family and friends, but also other students at the Literacy Council.
Samiya and Lori continue to meet for their tutoring sessions, now with an emphasis on perfecting Samiya’s English language skills.