The MU SAIFD Chapter placed 3rd in the nation in the student competition during the American Institute of Floral Designers National Symposium in Chicago, July 1-6.
Three students, Alexandra Gast, Korrin Zerr and Brenna Heavin, competed individually, and then their scores were combined to determine the team placing. During the competition, students are told the design categories the evening before the competition and receive a surprise package of fresh products and hard goods upon arrival the next morning. The students then have four hours to complete four designs: Flowers to Wear, a headpiece for a Gala; Sympathy Tribute, for someone who has influenced your floral career; Interpretative Design; and Life Cycle of a Flower and Bridal, bouquet for a flower girl. Each student is evaluated based on the elements and principles of floral design.
Korrin Zerr took first place in the Flowers to Wear and Sympathy Tribute categories and placed 2nd overall individually.
Students interested in learning more about floral design and SAIFD should contact Lesleighan Cravens.