City College of San Francisco Students Sweep AIFD Student Design Competition

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City College of San Francisco students made their mark at AIFD’s 2014 Student Floral Design Competition that was held as part of AIFD’s 2014 National Symposium held in Chicago July 3-7. Four students who were part of the college design team brought home a total of nine awards in the competitions four categories: Arrangement, Body Flowers, Wedding and Sympathy.

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, Joliet Junior College, Kishwaukee College, Mississippi State, Ohio State, Seneca College, SUNY Cobleskill, Texas A&M, University of Illinois and 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. Hee Joo took home the People’s Choice award as well as second place in the Sympathy category and third place in the Wedding category. Fiona Li won second place awards in the Arrangement category and the Wedding category. Ineke Moss took home first place in the Body Flowers category and third place in the Arrangement category while Maria Pettyjohn took first place in the Arrangement category.

In the Body Flowers category Sam Kowalczyk  of the University of Illinois placed second and Marlem Martinez of Joliet Junior College and Adriana Cibrian Melchor of College of Southern Nevada tied for third place. In the Wedding category Martinez placed first. In the Sympathy category Stephanie Holst of the College of Southern Nevada placed first and Rachel Sullins of Gateway Technical College placed third. Cibrian Melchor also took home the Overall Student Highest Score award.

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 2015 National Symposium will be held in Denver, Co. June 30-July 4.

 

2014 AIFD Student Design Winners

Arrangement
1st – Maria Pettyjohn – City College of San Francisco
2nd – Fiona Li – City College of San Francisco
3rd – Ineke Moss – City College of San Francisco

Body Flowers
1st – Ineke Moss – City College of San Francisco
2nd – Sam Kowalczyk – University of Illinois
3rd – TIE – Marlem Martinez – Joliet Junior College and Adriana Cibrian Melchor – College of Southern Nevada

Wedding
1st – Marlem Martinez – Joliet Junior College
2nd – Fiona Li – City College of San Francisco
3rd – Hee Joo – City College of San Francisco

Sympathy
1st – Stephanie Holst – College of Southern Nevada?
2nd – Hee Joo – City College of San Francisco
3rd – Rachel Sullins – Gateway Technical College

People’s Choice: Hee Joo – City College of San Francisco
Overall School: City College of San Francisco
Overall Student Highest Score: Adriana Cibrian Melchor – College of Southern Nevada

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