Langham Creek student’s ornament chosen for Capitol tree display

November 19, 2015

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Langham Creek High School senior student Jessie Barrow shows off the winning ornament that will represent State Rep. Dwayne Bohac’s 138th Legislative District on the 2015 Lone Star Celebration Christmas Tree at the State Capitol in Austin.

By Robert Jordan, Langham Creek HS

Nov. 19, 2015—Chosen from among all student artists at Langham Creek High School, senior Art AP student Jessie Barrow was tasked with creating an ornament for Texas’s 138th Legislative District to be placed on the 2015 Lone Star Celebration Christmas Tree at the State Capitol in Austin.

“[District 138 State Rep.] Dwayne Bohac chose one high school in Houston to make the ornament,” Barrow said, “and he chose Langham Creek this year.”

Starting out with a single clear-glass ornament, Barrow had free realm to decorate it how she wanted.

“I built a box around the glass to make the shape of the Capitol building,” Barrow said, “then I painted the box and glass to look like the Capitol.”

Barrow’s teacher, Bohye Na, said she “was inspired by the beauty of the Capitol’s architecture and wanted to showcase its grand size as well as its beautiful façade.”

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Langham Creek art teacher Bohye Na said senior student Jessie Barrow was inspired by the beauty of the Capitol’s architecture and wanted to showcase its grand size and beautiful façade when creating the winning ornament.

After three weeks of working on the ornament, Barrow shipped it to Rep. Bohac to be hung on the tree in Austin.

“It’s always a thrill when our students share their creativity and skills at the community level. We couldn’t be more proud of Jessie and her teacher, Bohye Na,” said Sarah Sanders, CFISD art coordinator.

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