Yanet Vilamontes López is the cafeteria manager at Prairie Vale Elementary School in Edmond, Oklahoma. Yanet was born in Cuba and has made the most of her new life here in the United States.
Earlier this week, Yanet -- along with her husband and their three children -- passed the U.S. Citizenship Exam.
News of her passing the test spread around the school, which led to an emotional celebration.
Students and teachers cheered her on, chanting “USA! USA!” in the hallways when she walked by.
Yanet described the scene, explaining that all the students gave her hugs. “It was very exciting. I love this country,” she said