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Phillippi Shores Ellis Island

Phillippi Shores reenacts Ellis Island arrivals

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 |

Ryelee Lococo dressed as the statue of liberty to signal to passengers that they had arrived at Ellis Island.

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Phillippi Shores Ellis Island

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 |

A second grade class arrives at Ellis Island at Phillippi Shores Elementary School. For five weeks students learned about their heritage and how their families arrived in the United States.

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Phillippi Shores Ellis Island

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 |

Second grade teacher James Anderson gives students instruction as they arrive at Ellis Island.

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Phillippi Shores Ellis Island

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 |

Students went through different check points recreating the process at Ellis Island.

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Phillippi Shores Ellis Island

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 |

Students receive instructions upon arriving at Ellis Island.

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Phillippi Shores Ellis Island

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 |

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Phillippi Shores Ellis Island

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 |

Lila Robertson with her luggage dressed as an immigrant from England.

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Phillippi Shores Ellis Island

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 |

Max Miville's family heritage is French. He dressed as an immigrant from France.

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Phillippi Shores Ellis Island

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 |

Lila Robertson packed stuffed animals for her pretend voyage to America.

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Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 |

Reef Teffenhart undergoes his health examine by Brody Carroll.

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Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 |

Connor Sankes fills out his information in his passport.

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Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 |

Jillian Hughes fills out her passport.

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Melina Prestel with her passport ready to begin the Ellis Island process.

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Phillippi Shores Ellis Island

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 |

Emmett Russo, Landen Huchla and Cooper Madden patrolled the courtyard as officers.

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Phillippi Shores Ellis Island

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 |

Tide Anderson dressed as Uncle Sam welcomed immigrants who completed the Ellis Island passport process.

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