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BHS Art Students Design Ornaments for Washington D.C.


A few Bismarck High School art students get to feature their work in an exciting upcoming event.

An event in which they will represent the state of North Dakota.

Christmas comes but once a year...and Bismarck High School art students are spreading some cheer.

"The National Park Foundation contacted the state arts council and then they referred me to do it so, that's how we were chosen," says Paul Noot, Art Teacher, Bismarck High School.

...chosen to create the ornaments for North Dakota's tree for the 2013 National Christmas Tree Display in Washington D.C.

The students inspiration for their designs came from all of the opportunities our state has to offer as well as what it's known for.

"When I think of ND I think of Teddy Roosevelt and his cabin and stuff so I took some sticks and I built his cabin," says Victoria Bellon, Senior at Bismarck High School.

"When I think about North Dakota, I mean, I just think about the capitol. Like, I live in the city that has the capitol in it and at Christmas time they do the tree on the capitol so that kind of inspired me to kind of construct the capitol," says Meagan Waldbillig, Senior, Bismarck High School.

The students never imagined their artwork would be decking the halls in Washington D.C.

"It's pretty exciting," says Victoria

"It's kind of awesome because it's like, I don't know, like something I did is going to go and represent my state in such a big way," says Waldbillig.

And students are honored that BHS will be making spirits bright at our nation's capitol.

"I think it is an honor and I basically tried to tell the students that we were chosen. Our bulbs are the only ones that are being placed on this tree so our name is going on into D.C., Bismarck High School. So it's an honor to represent the state in Washington, D.C.," says Noot.

The National Park Foundation provided BHS with 24 Christmas bulbs for them to decorate.

Noot says the students grew quite attached to their ornaments.

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