FFA students bring home awards in nursery/landscape and floriculture competitions
Posted on 04/28/2015

McMinnville FFA Members competed in two different state FFA competitions last week. 

On Friday, Alec DeMarco, Hayly Clouse and Kaylyn Clevenger placed third as a team in the state Nursery/Landscape contest. Members competed in landscape problem solving, landscape plant identification, test, team activity, outdoor pest, diseases and tools identification. Individually, Hayly placed seventh and Alec placed ninth.

On Saturday, the McMinnville FFA hosted the state FFA Floriculture contest. MHS members Kaylyn Clevenger, senior, Kaylyn Clevenger, sophomore, Jennifer Veles, Hayly Clouse, Whitney Rich and Alec DeMarco placed third in the team event. Members competed in test, mathematical problem solving, indoor flower and plant identification, pest and disorders, tool identification, print advertising, selling, product display, team activity and floral design. 

Alec DeMarco placed eighth individually in the contest. Special recognition goes to sophomore and first year member, Kaylyn Clevenger for placing 13th in the contest.

McMinnville FFA members wish to thank all of the volunteers, horticulture industry donor partners and MHS school partners who helped us put on a top-notch outstanding event.