Entire School Celebrates After Beloved Cafeteria Manager Passes US Citizenship Test

The day when an immigrant becomes an American citizen is a day to be celebrated with great joy, just like Ms. Yanet Lopez was.


Students, staff, and the principal lined the hallway to cheer the day when cafeteria manager Ms. Yanet Lopez became a citizen.

She had passed her test to become a U.S. citizen this week and amid the chants of “USA, USA,” by the children, she celebrated her accomplishment.

“Every morning, Ms. Yanet walks into the office and proclaims ‘Good Morning, Pretty Ladies’ and with a smile and a laugh, she always starts the day with a positive message! I am so excited for Ms. Yanet and the realization of one of her dreams in passing her citizenship test! We laughed that she would know more than those of us born in the U.S. I am honored to work with one best U.S. citizens I know,” the school posted on Facebook.


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Posted by Deer Creek Prairie Vale on Tuesday, 6 April 2021

An immigrant from Cuba, Lopez moved to Oklahoma from Houston, Texas, a few years ago with her family for better job opportunities. “When I was a child, I have a dream like, say, Martin Luther King, right? My dream was (to) come here to this great country,” Lopez said.

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Posted by Deer Creek Prairie Vale on Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Her whole family, including her husband and three children, ages 17 to 28, all passed the test and Lopez has a message for everyone to go after their dream, no matter how hard it may be.

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