For the past twelve years, members from the Texas House Representatives have selected a constituent to use their imagination and creativity to visualize an ornament that makes the House special. The ornament will decorate a majestic, Texas-grown Christmas tree in the House Chamber of the Texas Capitol. The district ornament project is a fun, educational, and much-anticipated experience for the Capitol's thousands of holiday visitors.
This year Representative Ron Reynolds selected Stafford Municipal School District to represent his district. Justin Amomoy, an 11th grader at Stafford High School, was chosen by his art teacher Ms. Tammy Bui to create the ornament. Justin said, "This is such an honor to have the opportunity to represent SMSD at the State Capitol."
Justin's design is inspired by the monuments on Highway 90, his beloved hometown of Stafford, Texas. "I thought of what Christmas means to me and, I thought about candy canes, Santa's hat, and added a bit of fun by creating the Spartan logo wearing a Santa's hat with candy canes and finally, a monument wrapped with lights, garland, a starlight and snow around the base."
Justin won second place in the 2021 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ School Art Contest. His mixed artwork "United Ambition" was awarded The Reserve Grand Champion award which sold for $120,000.
Representative Reynolds said, "I am extremely proud of my constituent Justin Amomoy for his artistic ornament that he designed for our Texas House of Representatives Christmas tree."