Dutchtown High School students decorate ornaments for 2019 National Christmas Tree display


Photo from Ascension Parish Schools Facebook page

The 2019 National Christmas Tree display in Washington D.C. will include hand decorated ornaments from art students at Dutchtown High School in Ascension Parish.

Anthony Bacala’s art class designed and painted their ornaments with Louisiana’s rich culture and Christmas influence.

“As they began this project, Mr. Bacala’s students marveled at the abundance of symbols that represent Louisiana. Throughout this process, they have grown as artists and are grateful to have been given the opportunity to share our love for Louisiana with the rest of the nation,” said Dutchtown High Principal Carli Francois.

The U.S. Department of Education, with the help of state education agencies, identified elementary, middle and high schools whose students would create the ornaments for the America Celebrates display. Over 1,500 students will participate in this year’s project.

The project is funded by the National Park Foundation.

The National Park Service is also a partner.

The decorated trees will be up from Dec. 9 through Jan 1. 2020.

For more information about the National Christmas Tree and ceremony, visit https://thenationaltree.org/.

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