MACA artists were invited to create 12 Christmas ornaments for the 2017 National Christmas Tree Experience: America Celebrates Display. The America Celebrates Display is one of the highlights of the National Christmas Tree Experience and will be located on the Ellipse in President's Park in Washington D.C. The kickoff every year is the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, a national event presented by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation. This year will mark the 95th year of this national holiday tradition. The centerpiece of this celebration is the National Christmas Tree, which is accompanied during the holiday season by 56 smaller Christmas trees, each one representing a U.S. state or territory. The trees are decorated with ornaments designed and created by an artist or group from that state or territory.
The following students (pictured here from left to right) were chosen by Kimberly Becnel, high school art teacher, to create ornaments to represent Louisiana:
Standing: Ross Quirk, Dasia Williams, Tia Gordon, Reggie LeBlanc, Lilly Severson, and Ke'Shawn Collins
Sitting: Gabby Coussan, Morgan Glasscock, Gabby Janice, and Naomi Angelle
Not Pictured: Kameryn Shaw and Fantasia Hall