City College of San Francisco Students Sweep AIFD Student Design Competition

City College of San Francisco students made their mark at AIFD’s 2013 Student Floral Design Competition that was held as part of AIFD’s 2013 National Symposium held in Las Vegas June 28 – July 2. Four students who were part of the college design team brought home a total of nine awards in the competitions five categories: sympathy arrangement for an infant, wedding bouquet, corsage and boutineer for a prom and an arrangement for art gallery grand opening.

The schools that competed in the competition this year were: California Polytechnic State, City College of San Francisco, College of Southern Nevada, Gateway Technical College, Golden West College, Joliet Junior College, Kishwaukee College, Mississippi State, Ohio State, Seneca College, SUNY Cobleskill, Texas A&M, University of Illinois, University of Missouri.

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. Ineke Moss captured a total of four awards in the competition including the Overall Student Highest Score Award and a first place award in the Body Flowers category, the Wedding category and the Sympathy category. Oxana Sanukova took home first place in the Arrangement category. In the Body Flowers category Ariel Ermatinger took home second place. In the Sympathy category Nicole Kastle took second place and Sanukova took home third.

In the Arrangement category Erika Sheerin of SUNY Cobleskill took home the second place award and Laura Murphy of  Golden West College took home third place. In the Body Flowers category Adriana Cibrian–Melchor of the College of Southern Nevada placed third. In the Wedding category Shannon Augustine of Joliet Junior College placed second and Desiree Davis of California Polytechnic State placed third.

The People’s Choice Award was a tie between Laura Murphy  and Adriana Cibrian-Melchor.

Student AIFD (SAIFD) maintains chapters at 15 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 winners is posted below.

Open to the public, the 2014 National Symposium will be held in Chicago, Ill. July 3 – 7.

 

2013 AIFD Student Design Winners

People’s Choice: TIE – Laura Murphy of Golden West College and Adriana Cibrian-Melchor of the College of Southern Nevada

Arrangement:
1st – Oxana Sanukova – City College of San Francisco
2nd – Erika Sheerin – SUNY Cobleskill
3rd – Laura Murphy – Golden West College

Body Flowers:
1st – Ineke Moss – City College of San Francisco
2nd – Ariel Ermatinger – City College of San Francisco
3rd – Adriana Cibrian – Melchor – College of Southern Nevada

Wedding:
1st – Ineke Moss – City College of San Francisco
2nd – Shannon Augustine – Joliet Junior College
3rd – Desiree Davis – California Polytechnic State

Sympathy:
1st – Ineke Moss – City College of San Francisco
2nd – Nicole Kastle – City College of San Francisco
3rd – Oxana Sanukova – City College of San Francisco

Overall School: City College of San Francisco

Overall Student Highest Score:  Ineke Moss – City College of San Francisco

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