Green Atoms hold White House Christmas Ornament fundraiser

Official 2018 White House Christmas Ornament honoring 33rd President Harry S. Truman.

Official 2018 White House Christmas Ornament honoring 33rd President Harry S. Truman.

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The White House annually honors American presidents with the White House Christmas Ornament since 1981. This year, they honor 33rd President Harry S. Truman and the significant changes he made to the White House and the Presidential Seal. The design of the ornament reflects all of Truman’s contributions during his term such as his Truman Balcony on one side and Blue Room on the other.

This holiday tradition is celebrated by many Americans and this year the Green Atoms sold the ornaments as a fundraiser for their club.

Green Atoms began to take in orders at the start of November offering it to those in the school community. In total, they sold 49 ornaments and gained a portion of the proceeds.

“We are saving up money in order to buy native plants that will attract birds and butterflies. By doing this we can help reverse the decline of native plants and wildlife. This will be done for the large courtyard behind the science hallway,” President of Green Atoms senior Carolina Sanabria said.

On Dec. 5 and Dec. 7, members distributed the ornaments to the students and families who ordered.

“This brings us one step closer to our mission which is to raise students awareness about environmental issues and implement plans within Annandale to make it a more environmentally friendly community,” Sanaria said.

Green Atoms hope to start refurbishing the courtyard in February.

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