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Floral design contest for students
Floral design
Karla Dargan from Liberty County High School placed first in her division with this arrangement at the Area 6 FFA floral-design competition Sept. 25 in Dublin. - photo by Photo provided.

Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute FFA members recently competed in the Area 6 FFA floral-design career-development event Sept. 25 at Ware County High School in Dublin.
LCHS junior Kayla Dargan placed first in senior FFA floral design. Following close behind was Bradwell Institute junior Bobbie McDonald. Jeci Bohannon is the LCHS FFA advisor, and Lindsey Martin is the Bradwell Institute advisor. There were 16 competitors in the senior division. LCHS freshman Deanna Carter and BI freshman Courtney Griffin were strong competitors in the floral-design junior division.
The floral-design event allows students to utilize the principles and elements of design. In the junior competition, each student makes two floral arrangements based on the scenario given. In the senior competition, the student creates one design, completes a 25-question basic-knowledge test and identifies 25 products and hard goods.   Students use principles of balance, proportion and scale, focal point, emphasis, rhythm, harmony and unity, and the technique of flower placement to create their designs, which then are evaluated by a panel of certified florists. The top two individual students in each area — junior and senior —advance to the state floral-design competition Saturday, Dec. 6, on the campus of Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College in Tifton. Dargan will be one of 12 students competing in the state event.

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