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AR students hand craft ornaments for National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C.

EL DORADO, Ark. - 2017 November 08

You can definitely say a piece of El Dorado has made its way to the nation's capitol.

Art students at Washington Middle School designed ornaments for one of 56 trees in President's Park in Washington D.C.

There you can find a tree to represent each U.S. state and territory and the District of Columbia.

The ornaments Washington Middle School students made were designed for Arkansas' tree.

They focused on designing diamonds, pine trees, milk, apple blossoms and white-tailed deer, all symbols of the natural state.

Students say they are excited to be a part of something so big.

"My family thinks they are really pretty, and every night we would come home and were eating dinner or something, and we would come home and see the little deer and the babies going through the street," Juana Reichhardt, Sixth Grader, said. "They were really cute.

The ornaments will be on display from now until January 1.

They are a part of the 95th annual national Christmas tree lighting display.

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