A Beaufort County woman is celebrating becoming a U.S. citizen. A reception was held Monday at the Joblink center in Washington for You Hong Lin. She was born in China and came to America in 1998. Pat Lurvey with Literacy Volunteers of Beaufort County has been tutoring her for the past five years. In December she passed her U.S. Citizenship test. Friday, You Hong Lin became a U.S. citizen during a naturalization ceremony in Raleigh.