2010 Christmas Tree Festival Award Winners

2010 Christmas Tree Festival Award Winners


Each year, approximately two dozen Connecticut elementary schools participate in the Christmas Tree Festival. A class from each school prepares decorations for one of the Museum's Christmas Trees. The decorations’ theme complements the Museum’s annual Christmas crèche exhibit. This year’s Nativity scenes hail from 22 countries across the Asian continent. More than 100 crèches are on display. Many of the schools selected a particular Asian country as the focus of their decorations.

Winners receive a donation from the museum for educational supplies or equipment.

St. Catherine of Siena School, Trumbull Grade 4 – First Prize

St. Bernadette School, New Haven Grade 4 – Second Prize

St. Mark School, Stratford Grade 5 – Third Prize

St. Joseph School, Danbury Grade 5 – Honorable Mention

St. Thomas Aquinas School, Fairfield Grade 4 – Honorable Mention

St. Mary School, Milford Grade 4 – Most Festive Tree

St. Aloysius School, New Canaan Grade 3 – Most Diverse Ornaments

St. Jude School, Monroe Grade 4 – Most Creative Use of Paper Folding

St. Vincent de Paul School, East Haven Grade 5 – Most Creative Use of Animals

St. Aedan/St. Brendan School, New Haven Grade 4 – Most Unique Interpretation of Theme

Anchor Academy, Norwalk – Best Origami Stars

St Lawrence School, Shelton Grade 4 – Most Angelic Tree

St. Mary School, Branford Grade 5 – Most Colorful Tree

Blessed Sacrament School, Waterbury Grade 4 – Most Delicate Ornaments

St. Francis/St. Rose of Lima School, New Haven Grade 3 – Most Sparkly Tree

St. Bridget School, Cheshire Grade 4 – Best Tree Topper

Our Lady of Victory School, West Haven Grade 5 – Best Use of Foil

St. Ambrose School, Bridgeport Grades 5 – Most Unique Garland

St. Catherine Academy, Fairfield – Most Unique Ornaments

Pope John Paul II School, New Britain Grade 5 – Best Use of Cut Paper

St. Hedwig School, Naugatuck Grade 4 – Best Use of Clay

St. Mary/St. Joseph School, Willimantic Grade 5 – Most Neatly Colored Ornaments

St. Lawrence School, West Haven Grade 3 – Best Use of Popsicle Sticks