Some 30 Middletown High School art students visited Washington, D.C., Dec. 20-21 to view the ornaments they had designed for the Connecticut State Christmas Tree, one of the 50 state trees along the Pathway of Peace which was established in 1947.
MHS was selected this year and the theme of the ornaments was the Connecticut state solgan: Still Revolutionary.
Among the ornaments designed were "Connecticut's first public high school: MHS" by Emily Imbroglio, "Nathan Hale and the state Whale," by Naomi Adorno and Angela Holly, "The Pez Company," by Erin Deleon, "The Goodspeed Opera House," by Maya Ericksen and "The Bevin Bell Company," by Atif Bari and Kenneth Repscher.
Some of the other other ornaments were designed by Gina Jarzabek, Lydia Tonkonow, Robert Varszegi, Amber Comeau, Amanda Bowen, Erika Huston, Marissa Bowen, Noelle O'Toole, Karina Hernandez, Gabriella Edwards, Liza Marino, Ava Varszegi, Meredith Rook, Nicholas Chamis, Kailey Curran, Rebecca Fazzino, Joseph Mazzotta, Dante Lewis, Christie Hilversum, Willow Wells, Linnea Reich, Lexi Blount, Emily Aldserman, Anfglkea Byrd and Juliana Harris.
The group visited the state trees, Ford's Theater, the Vietnam and Lincoln Memorials, the Air and Space Museum and the National Tree in the evening.
The group was chaperoned by teachers Charlotte McCoid, Patrick Shugrue and Nicole Iovanne.