Tree Lighting and DrawingTrimming The Tree
It is tradition that one child from the tree's state light the Capitol Christmas Tree with the Speaker of the House. Students who submitted ornaments for the outside tree are invited to submit a drawing form along with their ornament. The Capitol Christmas Tree 2009 student winner was Kaitlyn Ferencik from Surprise, Arizona. A seventh grade student at Canyon Ridge School, Kaitlyn traveled to Washington, D.C. with her parents Erika and Troy Ferencik and her teacher Natalie Moore.