James Spann, Sloss Furnaces among Alabama ornaments featured on national Christmas tree

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Vulcan, James Spann and other Birmingham landmarks are now on display on the national Christmas tree in Washington D.C. Photo via Shelby County Schools

Drop the papier-mâché—nothing I ever created in art class made it further than my mom’s dresser. The same isn’t true for these Shelby County High School art students. Their self-designed Alabama ornaments hang on the national Christmas tree in Washington D.C.

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What 7 Birmingham area high schools are doing for graduation

Waving goodbye to senior year like. 👋 Photo via @hannah.katherine on Instagram

Even though things look a little different for the class of 2020, they still deserve to be celebrated, and many schools are keeping their commencement ceremonies on the calendar. Some local schools including Thompson and Vestavia have already held their graduation ceremonies. Here’s what seven other Birmingham area schools have planned for graduation.

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