ST. CROIX — As is customary each year, handmade Christmas ornaments representing Virgin Islands culture, history and heritage will be on full display in Washington, D.C.

This year’s honor went to 24 Arthur Richards K-8 students, who along with students from 55 other schools across the country are creating one-of-a-kind ornaments for the 2019 National Christmas Tree display on the Ellipse in President’s Park.

— Contact Brandy Brookes at 340-714-9131 or email