ATI Students Blossom at National Competition

ATI Floral Design and Marketing Students

Ohio State ATI Floral Design and Marketing students were successful on many levels at the American Institute of Floral Designers National Symposium and student floral design competition last week in Washington, D.C. The six-member team placed second in the sympathy design category (missing first place by .03 points) and placed third in interpretive design. Team members were Maddy Bailey, Brittany Hushour, Alexsis Longden, Jessica Millenbaugh, Megan Workman and Beth Zsoldos.

Alexsis Longden won first place and a check for $300 for her vegetative sympathy design.
Other top ten certificate winners were:
    • Brittany Hushour - 4th place sympathy design and 5th place interpretive design
    • Beth Zsoldos - 8th place fashion flower design
    • Jessica Millenbaugh - 7th place interpretive design, 10th place wedding design and 9th place overall ranking

This competition brings together hundreds of student designers from across the United States. Students compete in four floral categories, which vary from year to year. Designers must work within strict time and size constraints and do not know what floral materials or containers they will encounter when they walk into the competition space. -- Frances Whited