City College of San Francisco Students Sweep AIFD Student Design Competition

Three City College of San Francisco students made their mark at the American Institute of Floral Designers’ (AIFD) 2012 Student Floral Design Competition that was held as part of AIFD’s 2012 National Symposium held in Miami July 12-16. The three students who were part of the college design team brought home a total of eight awards.

Yumi Patricia Ota of City College of San Francisco and Rebecca Dryer of Joliet Junior College tied for first place for the Overall Student Highest Score. The City College of San Francisco, led by SAIFD advisors Holly Money-Collins AIFD, CFD and Steven Brown AIFD, CFD, earned the Overall School Award. The competition consists of five categories: Overall, Buffet/Food Table Design, Napkin Floral Décor, Flowers to Carry – Bridal Bouquet Design, and Sweetheart Table Design. Oxana Sanukova took home third place in the Buffet/Food Table Design category. In the Sweetheart Table Design category, Imelda Iraeta took home second place and Ota took home third place. Ota also tied for first place in the Napkin Floral Décor category with Brittany Sims of Mississippi State University. In the Flowers to carry – Bridal Bouquet Design category Ireata took second place. Ota was also honored with the People’s Choice award.

Sherilyn Thomas of SUNY Cobleskill took home first place in the Buffet/Food Table Design category. Rachel Sooyeon Kim of Senecca College garnered first place in the Flowers to Carry – Bridal Boquet Design category and Teryl Tollefsen-Soren of the College of Southern Nevada garnered first place in the Sweetheart Table Design category.

The schools that competed in the competition this year were: Seneca College, City College of San Francisco, College of Southern Nevada, SUNY Cobleskill, Cal Poly, Kishwaukee College, Joliet Junior College, University of Illinois, Mississippi State University, College of San Mateo, Texas A&M University and Ohio State University.

Student AIFD (SAIFD) maintains chapters at 16 colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. SAIFD Chapters not only compete in the Annual Student Design Competition during AIFD’s National Symposium but also host Artist in Residence Programs throughout the year. Chapter members also receive sponsorships to attend the National Symposium from AIFD members and Industry Partners through the AIFD Foundation. A full listing of all of the SAIFD winners from the 2012 Student Floral Design Competition is below.

Open to the public, the 2013 National Symposium will be held in Las Vegas, Nev. June 28 – July 2.

 

2012 AIFD Student Design Winners

Buffet/Food Table Design

1st – Sherilyn Thomas – Suny Cobleskill

2nd – Renee Polarin – Kishwaukee College

3rd – Oxana Sanukova – City College of San Francisco

Flowers to Carry – Bridal Bouquet Design

1st – Rachel Sooyeon Kim – Senecca College

2nd – Imelda Iraeta – City College of San Francisco

3rd – Denise Pascarella – Joilet Junior College

Sweetheart Table Design

1st – Teryl Tollefsen – Soren  – College of Southern Nevada

2nd – Imelda Iraeta – City College of San Francisco

3rd – Yumi Patricia Ota – City College of San Francisco

Napkin Floral Décor Design

TIE 1st – Brittany Sims – Mississippi State University and Yumi Patricia Ota – City College of San Francisco

2nd – Denise Pascarella – Joliet Junior College

3rd – Rebecca Dryer – Joilet Junior College

People’s Choice Award

Yumi Patricia Ota – City College of San Francisco

Overall Student Highest Score

TIE Yumi Patricia Ota – City College of San Francisco and Rebecca Dryer – Joilet Junior College

Overall School Award

City College of San Francisco

Advisors: Holly Money-Collins AIFD, CFD and Steven Brown AIFD, CFD

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