Albion woman celebrated for earning US citizenship

Staff Reports Posted 27 October 2021 at 10:00 am

Silvia Rosario first at World Life Institute to achieve citizenship during pandemic

Photos courtesy of Linda Redfield Shakoor

WATERPORT – Silvia Rosario of Albion is celebrated at the World Life Institute on Tuesday evening after passing her U.S. citizenship test earlier in the day.

She is one of many students at the World Life Institute Education Center in Waterport to achieve citizenship in the past 20 years, and the first one since the pandemic to achieve this honor.

The program at the WLI includes English as a Second Language and US civics. It has been offered at the site on Stillwater Road since 1997 and is sponsored by  Orleans/Niagara BOCES.

Susan Diemert, literacy director, presented Rosario with a US citizenship certificate. A congratulatory meal was prepared by Orleans BOCES teachers at the WLI school for Silvia, her husband Sergio Rosario, and several agricultural students who finished their several months of harvesting apples.

Silvia Rosario is a mother of four, including two who are in college. She recently purchased an apple farm called Rosario Brothers Farm in Medina. Her husband Sergio is the owner of an apple farm in Sodus.

Silvia Rosario and her husband Sergio are happy after she attained her US citizenship.