Lesleighan Cravens, instructor of plant sciences, won first place for her bridal bouquet at the 2019 Mid-America Cup design competition in Little Rock, Arkansas. She placed 5th overall out of 26 competitors from across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The competition, hosted by the Arkansas Florists Association, is the only floral design competition that invites one person from each state to represent their state. Each designer is given three hours to complete four designs with the given flowers and products. This year’s categories included: a modern fascinator, a bridal bouquet for the non-traditional bride, a cremation piece for a male who was an architect and an arrangement for a New York art school opening.