Knights of Columbus Museum: Past Exhibits

Ninth Annual Christmas Tree Festival
December 7, 2009 - January 31, 2010

Nearly 500 Connecticut students (kindergarten through fifth grade) from 24 schools took part in the Knights of Columbus Museum's ninth annual Christmas Tree Festival.

Each school was assigned an artificial tree to decorate. With help from museum staff and volunteers from the Knights of Columbus international headquarters, students decorated the trees with ornaments they created in class.

Winning schools received gift certificates for educational products. Gifts of $500, $350, $200 and $100 were for first, second, third and honorable mention, respectively. Each school received a certificate recognizing of the uniqueness of its tree.

The 2009 participants and awards were:

St. Rita School, Hamden Grade 4 – First Prize
St. Catherine of Siena School, Trumbull Grade 3 – Second Prize
St. Aloysius School, New Canaan Grade 3 – Third Prize
St. Joseph School, Norwich Grade 2 – Honorable Mention
St. Mark School, Stratford Grade 5 – Honorable Mention

Our Lady of Victory School, West Haven Grade 5 – Best Southwestern Theme
Blessed Sacrament School, Waterbury Grade 4 – Best Snowflakes
St. Bernard School, Enfield Grade 5 – Most Creative Angels
St. Bernadette School, New Haven Grade 4 – Best Interpretation of Three Kings
St. Bridget, Cheshire Grade 1 – Best Use of Popsicle Sticks
St. Lawrence School, West Haven Grade 3 – Most Unique Stars
St. Mary St Joseph School, Willimantic Grade 5 – Most Narrative Ornaments
St. Ambrose School, Bridgeport Grade 5 – Best Use of Native Flower
St. Stephen School, Hamden Grade 4 – Best Use of Cotton
St. Theresa School, Trumbull Grade 4 – Best Use of Clay
Holy Family, Fairfield Grade 5 – Best Use of Tissue Paper
St. Hedwig School, Naugatuck Grade 4 – Most Festive Tree
St. Mary School, Branford Grades 1/2 – Most Unique Garland
Pope John Paul II School, New Britain Grade 1 – Best Use of Felt
St. Jude School, Monroe Grade 4 – Best Use of Natural Materials
St. Vincent de Paul School, East Haven Grade 5 – Most Creative Use of Paper
Sacred Heart School, Taftville Grade 3 – Best Mexican Theme
St. Lawrence School, Shelton Grade 4 – Most Neatly Colored Ornaments
Assumption School, Fairfield Grade 4 – Best Use of Yarn