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Floral Competition Success

Submitted by Terry Lanker, lanker.2@osuedu

Spring graduate Gabrielle Day won first place in the nation for her bridal bouquet designed at the American Institute of Floral Designers National Symposium student design competition last week in Las Vegas, NV. Students were required to design a creative, wildflower-inspired hand-tied bouquet for a mountain wedding within a one-hour time limit and using flowers and supplies revealed at the start of the competition. Judges praised Gabby's entry as "a beautiful, professionally finished bouquet". The wedding bouquet category is generally considered the most advanced and most challenging. Gabby's teammates, Mekenna Hendricks, Colin Seiler, Macey Taylor, and Erik Wadsworth had several designs among them that scored within the top ten. 

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