PHOENIX — A tree donated by students from Mountain Meadows Primary School in Heber will be the 2019 Arizona Capitol Christmas Tree. The tree made the 150-mile journey to Phoenix recently in time for the annual lighting ceremony hosted by Governor Ducey.

Arizona Capitol Christmas tree comes from Heber-Overgaard - the kids

Third-graders from Mountain Meadows Primary School in Overgaard were invited by Gov. Doug Ducey to attend this year’s tree lighting event. The Christmas tree behind the students was given to the state by the school district.

The tree is a 25-foot Blue Spruce. It had blown over and the Mountain Meadows students thought it would make an outstanding Christmas tree for our state.

“The tree was located at Mountain Meadows Primary School and had begun to lean due to high mountain winds,” explains Heber-Overgaard Unified School District Superintendent Ron Tenney.

“I am so thrilled these children had this idea,” said Senator Sylvia Allen, who represents LD 6. “And I think our district is the perfect home for Capitol Christmas trees.”

Arizona Capitol Christmas tree comes from Heber-Overgaard - the kids

Third-graders from Mountain Meadows Primary School in Overgaard were invited by Gov. Doug Ducey to attend this year’s tree lighting event. The Christmas tree behind the students was given to the state by the school district.

Mountain Meadows is a Pre-K through third grade school, part of the Heber-Overgaard Unified School District.

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