Providence 5th graders chosen to make ornaments for National Christmas Tree

The ornaments will be on display at the White House until January 1st!

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – One lucky class of Providence fifth graders was picked to create ornaments to be displayed on the National Christmas Tree at the White House!

Fogarty Middle School’s art teacher Lucas Lundgren says he got the in call in October that his school was picked. But Lundgren was told to keep it a secret.

After Lundgren picked a class- after taking into consideration how well each class behaved in a week- they got to work right away.

The illustration question for the ornament, “What makes your state beautiful?”

In less than two weeks, the ornaments were completed and sent- to the White House.

This once in a lifetime opportunity and honor was not lost on any of these young artists.

11-year-old Georgette says she drew three individuals, all with different skin tones, to represent the diversity the state has. Her picture is titled “R.I. Humans.”

“If people look at this they realize we all help the state… we make the state beautiful,” the 5th grader says.

Fogarty’s Principal Courtney Monterecy tells ABC6 news reporter’s Olivia DaRocha she was beyond impressed by the work these students did.

The National Parks Foundation says students from 58 schools across the nation and abroad are picked to help decorate the tree, which will be up through January 1st.

And if you can’t make it in person- don’t worry! You can view all the ornaments on the tree right here.

Congrats, Fogarty 5th graders!

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