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MJHS Selected to Create Ornaments for National Christmas Tree

Posted on: October 26, 2018
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Milford Junior High School was selected as one of just 56 schools across the nation to create ornaments for the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse in Washington D.C. We can't wait to share our art with the nation!

Fifty-six schools across the country are creating one-of-a-kind ornaments for the 2018 National Christmas Tree experience on the Ellipse in President’s Park in Washington, D.C. These handcrafted ornaments will adorn 56 smaller trees that surround the National Christmas Tree. The 56 trees represent each U.S. state, territory and the District of Columbia as part of the America Celebrates display. The America Celebrates display is one of the highlights of the National Christmas Tree experience, which will begin on November 28 with the 96th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Each school will create ornaments that celebrate its state, district or territory. Learn about last year’s artists and ornaments. Through a partnership with the National Park Service, the U.S. Department of Education worked with state art and education agencies to identify middle and high schools whose students would create the ornaments. The project is funded by the National Park Foundation.

For more event information and updates, please visit www.thenationaltree.org and follow the National Christmas Tree on Twitter at @TheNationalTree. Join the conversation online using the hashtag #NCTL2018.