St. Croix Educational Complex High School students participated in the National Christmas Tree America Celebrates ornament display for the third year. Every year, ordinary Americans make one-of-a-kind ornaments, representing every U.S. state, territory, and the District of Columbia. These artists give their time and talents to design and create ornaments that symbolize their homelands' history, heritage, and culture. The America Celebrates display, which surrounds the National Christmas Tree, is free and open to visitors throughout December.
The school's entry states:
St. Croix Educational Complex High School: The United States Virgin Islands is known for its beautiful waters. The islands border both the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. This year, the art students of the St. Croix Educational Complex High School wanted to celebrate the distinguished marine life found in the waters surrounding the islands of St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John. The students' art depicts marine life, such as the green turtle, the loggerhead turtle, angelfish, barracuda, groupers, angelfish, butterflyfish, and parrotfish.