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Valley Point Middle Art Students Visit Nation's Capital for Tree Lighting Ceremony

National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

alley Point Middle School art students took a once in a lifetime trip to Washington, D.C. to see on display the hand-painted ornaments they created for the National Christmas Tree Experience: America Celebrates Display.

From our emblematic state peach to the Georgians who have shaped our state and nation, these students worked hard to portray Georgia's many treasures. The ornaments were unveiled during the 97th Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 5 and will be on display throughout the month of December to over 250,000 guests. 

The centerpiece of this celebration is the National Christmas Tree, which is accompanied during the season by 56 smaller Christmas trees, each one representing a U.S. state or territory. Each year, the trees are decorated with ornaments designed and created by individuals or groups from that state or territory. 

In addition to attending the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, these students were able to explore some of the sights, museums and historical landmarks our nation's capital has to offer.

Click here to view photos from the trip.