Local Students Decorate Washington’s Airports at Annual Tree Trimming Celebration

Published: November 29, 2012


Area students will deck the halls of Washington Dulles International and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airports for their sixth annual tree trimming celebration. School children from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia will decorate trees with “Home for the Holidays” theme-related ornaments, which will be on display for passengers and visitors to enjoy during the month of December. Last year, more than 250 students from local schools participated in the “Celebrate the Holidays on Candy Lane” themed tree trimming at both airports.

Where: Dulles International Airport 
Wednesday, December 5
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Main Terminal; Ticketing Level
Note: Trees are located at the East and West entrances of the security checkpoints.

Participating schools:

Loudoun County, Va.

Stone Bridge High School
Primrose School at Moorefield Station

Fairfax County, Va.

Chantilly Interns
J. Michael Lunsford Middle School

Orange County, Va.

Reach Home School

Prince William County, Virginia

Stonewall Middle School
Hope Home School

District of Columbia

Langdon Education Campus
Kelly Miller Middle School
Payne Elementary School


Where: Reagan Washington National Airport
Thursday, December 6
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Terminal B/C Baggage Claim Level 
Note: Trees are located throughout the bag claim level, along the window.

Participating schools:

District of Columbia

Hendley Elementary School
Cardozo High School
Thomson Elementary School

Prince Georges County, Md.

Potomac High School
Parkdale High School

Fairfax County, Va.

Carl Sandburg Middle School
Earl L. Pulley Career Center
Groveton Elementary School
West Potomac High School

This event is part of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority School Partnership Program, which participates with area schools for airport tours, reading programs, career education and performances.