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Mayne Participates in State FFA Floral Design

Beth Golden, Agricultural Education Teacher
Eighth Street Middle School
bgolden@tiftschools.com
News Release

For Immediate Release
(12-10-14)



Mayne Participates in State FFA Floral Design
Career Development Event

Tift County High FFA member Abby Mayne recently placed 10th in the State FFA Floral Design Career Development Event. The event was held at Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College in Tifton on Saturday, December 6th. Jimmy Cargle and Lynne Cook are the TCHS FFA advisors.

The Floral Design Career Development Event allows students to utilize the principles and elements of design. In the junior design competition each student makes two floral arrangements based on the scenario given. In the senior design competition the student creates two designs based on scenarios given to them, completes a 25 question basic knowledge test and identifies 25 products and hard goods. Students use the principles of balance, proportion and scale, focal point, emphasis, rhythm, harmony and unity, and the technique of flower placement to create their designs. The designs are then evaluated by a panel of certified florists. The junior design competition consists of two student created designs based on specific scenarios which are then evaluated by our certified Georgia State Florist Association judges. The Floral Design Career Development Event is sponsored by the Georgia State Florist Association.

FFA is a national organization of over 540,000 members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. FFA is an integral part of the agricultural education program in public schools. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.