Humans of EHS: Mrs. Sara Schroeder

Mrs. Sara Schroeder becomes an official citizen of The United States of America


Mrs. Schroeder is proud to be a dual citizen of Sweden and America.

Micah Wengler, News writer

Although she has been living in the US for 16 years, Mrs. Sara Schroeder, Social Studies teacher, just recently made her decision to become an official citizen.

“It’s hard to be away from your family and from your friends,” Schroeder said. “I have no family here except for my husband’s family.”

Originally from Sweden, some 4,500 miles away, Schroeder moved here to be with Mark Schroeder, the man who is now her husband. Although she loves it here, she sometimes still finds it hard to be away from home.

“It’s just a mental process you have to go through,” Schroeder said. “I felt like now I have three kids and this is where I live, and I just want to make sure I have the rights that I’m entitled to.”

She had to take a government test. They also made sure she could speak English by having her read a sentence and then write it.

For someone who teaches American Government, the test was no difficulty at all.

With everything from streamers to patriotic attire, the whole Social Studies hallway resembled the American flag as they celebrated Schroeder newly-granted United States citizenship.

“I feel great! I can vote!” Schroeder said. “I couldn’t vote before and that was one of the main reasons I decided to pursue this.”