Tree decorating: Nov. 29, 2012 6/8

Sarah Howells, right, a Guthrie High School senior, talks to Kayla Means, a junior, after they and other art students finished decorating their tree, shown in background, on the first floor rotunda at the capitol. The theme of the school's tree is 'Home of Champions' and it celebrates the various state championships the school has won. School children from across the state came to the state Capitol to decorate 36 small Christmas trees in the hallways and rotunda. Gov. Mary Fallin and State Superintendent Janet Barresi joined Santa Claus in greeting the students at each tree after they were decorated. Many of the children stayed to watch the governor light the state Christmas tree on the south plaza on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman