NAHS Tree a Hit at Fundraiser

NAHS Tree a Hit at Fundraiser photo
Syosset High School’s National Art Honor Society has once again used its creative talents for good. For 17 years, Syosset NAHS has participated in United Cerebral Palsy’s annual Festival of Trees fundraiser held at the Cradle of Aviation Museum, where they decorate a special holiday tree to be sold to raise funds for UCP. 

This year’s NAHS contribution, “Stars and Stripes,” was the first to sell at the festival, just minutes after doors opened. The tree sold for $500. Moreover, the tree was awarded third place in the Festival of Trees “Theme” category. 

Every year, UCP raises money from admission fees to the exhibition and through the sale of decorated trees, which are sold to businesses around Long Island for display in their lobbies and windows. Traditionally, 100 percent of the net proceeds from tree sales go directly to UCP. This year, 10 percent of these profits will be sent to select organizations assisting individuals with disabilities in the areas affected by the recent hurricanes.

The Syosset NAHS first participated in the Festival of Trees in 2001, when members designed a tree in tribute to the police officers and firemen who lost their lives on 9/11. Pictured are (from left) NAHS students Sami Finkelstein and Lillian Guo, NAHS adviser Demi Protonentis and NAHS student Jordan Fells at this year’s Festival of Trees, alongside “Stars and Stripes.” 

The Syosset NAHS was also featured in a televised News 12 segment: