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Ornaments created by Kutztown High School students once again on display in nation’s capital

For a second year in a row, ornaments created by students at Kutztown High School have been included in the National Christmas Tree display in Washington, D.C.
The display, located on the Ellipse at The White House and President’s Park, features 58 trees representing U.S. states, territories and Bureau of Indian Education and the Department of Defense Education Activity schools. They surround the larger National Christmas Tree.
Each of the smaller trees are adorned with ornaments made by students.
Last year, a group of 17 Kutztown students crafted ornaments to decorate the Pennsylvania tree. They, along with teachers and administrators, were invited to Washington to take part in the official tree-lighting ceremony at the White House.
This time around, the inclusion of the ornaments came as a bit of a surprise.
Ben Hoffman, visual arts teacher at the high school, said he was unaware the ornaments would be featured for a second year. But, he added, he’s glad they are.
“This gives people who didn’t get a chance to see them last year to check them out,” he said.
The tree display is open Sundays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. It’s open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
It will remain open through Jan. 1.
The display is free to the public, with no tickets required.
Source: pennnews

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