After the slower months of January and February things start picking up at Ellis Island in March.  One reason is that many high school groups travel to New York City for spring break and visit Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.  I always enjoy seeing younger people at Ellis and other historical sites.  In case you happen to be visiting tomorrow be sure to check out the Staley High School Falcon Chorale performing in the Great Hall.  Choir director Tracy Resseguie will lead his students through a performance of a piece Mr. Resseguie commissioned to honor his great-grandfather, Peter Mandius Nerland, who passed through the immigration station 111 years ago.  After spending a few days in New York the group will travel to Norway for the rest of spring break, where among other things they will play the same piece in the church in which Nerland was baptized.