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Iowa student has her ornament displayed in Washington, D.C.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

A holiday ornament created by a student at Urbandale’s Karen Acres Elementary is being featured in President’s Park in Washington, D.C.

Fifth-grader Sui Bar’s ornament is one of 56 ornaments created by students from across the country. Her ornament is part of the National Christmas Tree display.

Sui’s mom is Hue Tran and her dad is Hung Nguyen.

Her art teacher, Rachel Busch, had selected a dozen ornaments created by her students to send to the U.S. Department of Education. Sui’s was the one chosen to represent Iowa.

Sui’s ornament features the state bird (gold finch), flower (wild rose), flag and, improbably, an iceberg, which represents the glacial ice that covered Iowa some 21,000 years ago.

Students from 56 schools across the country have designed one-of-a-kind ornaments for the 2020 National Christmas Tree display on the Ellipse in President’s Park. These unique ornaments adorn 56 smaller trees that surround the National Christmas Tree. The trees represent each U.S. state, territory and the District of Columbia as part of the America Celebrates ornament display.

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on January 24, 2021 at 11:21pm.