TN Students Make Ornaments for National Christmas Tree & Tennessee Residence

Some Tennessee-made ornaments made all the way to Washington D.C. VSA Tennessee, the state organization on arts and disability, selected 24 students with disabilities to help create three unique ornaments to represent Tennessee on the national Christmas Tree. The young artists used a mixture of materials to create three-dimensional portrayals of the three grand divisions of the state.

You can view more pictures of the hand-crafted ornaments on the First Lady’s Flickr account.

Students at Bearden High School in Knoxville showcased their creativity by designing ornaments to honor Pat Summitt.Other Tennessee students have been busy adding a special touch to the holiday decorations at the Tennessee Residence this year. Elementary, middle, and high school students designed ornaments representing Pat Summitt, Dolly Parton, and Tennessee military her


The Dolly Parton Trees are adorned with coats of many colors and guitars made by students at Sevier County High School, and paper butterflies crafted by students at Caton’s Chapel Elementary School in Sevierville.

Elementary, middle, and high school students from across the state created ornaments in honor of Tennessee military legends and heroes who have served our state and nation.