Syosset Gets Creative For A Cause

Students (from left) Michelle Kim, Erica Fishkin, Cindy Zhang, Emily Pan and Shivam Jauhar at the Cradle of Aviation’s Festival of Trees, alongside their contribution. (Photo by Syosset Schools)

Students from Syosset High School’s National Art Honor Society (NAHS) have participated in United Cerebral Palsy’s Festival of Trees fundraiser every year since 2001. Each year as the holiday season commences, the NAHS students visit the Cradle of Aviation Museum, where they use their artistic skills and vision to decorate a special holiday tree for the festival.

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, windows, etc.

The Syosset NAHS tree sold for $450 and the money will be donated to help people with cerebral palsy.

According to NAHS adviser Demi Protonentis, for their first year participating in the Festival of Trees, NAHS members designed a tree in tribute to the police officers and firemen who lost their lives on 9/11.
Syosset Schools


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Steve Mosco, former editor-in-chief at Anton Media Group, is a columnist for Long Island Weekly's food and sports sections. He fancies himself a tastemaker, food influencer and king of all eaters.


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