St. Andrew Catholic School second-graders reenacted immigrants’ entry into the U.S. via Ellis Island Friday.
During the school’s "Ellis Island Day," students dressed up and experienced a simulated version of the inspection process that more than 12 million immigrants went through upon arrival at Ellis Island from 1892 to 1954.
Tables were set up in the school gym to resemble the different steps of the process including an interview and entrance and health exams. Students played the roles of immigrants from many different countries and brought with them various skills and assets.
As was the case for some immigrants at Ellis Island, some students did not recieve entry into the country.