Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Center (CTE) floral students showcased their green thumbs last weekend at the Flower & Garden Show at Hudson Valley Community College, bringing home gold, silver and bronze.
The students from Cohoes, Mohonasen, Schenectady, Shenendehowa, Schalmont, South Colonie, Cohoes and Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk schools entered in a trio of different categories.
Maleigha Tremain from Schenectady won a gold medal — first place — in the Think Pink competition, while Cheyanne Butler from Schalmont placed third in the same competition. Emma McGivern from Cohoes placed second and Zack Medick from Mohonason placed third in the Peter Rabbit’s Basket competition.
All of the other CTE entries earned honorable mention awards.
The students set their displays up on Thursday and the floral masterpieces remained in place for the viewing public through Sunday.
Students entering the contest and their competitions are as follows:
- Entry 1 — Peter Rabbit’s Basket: Create a spring arrangement is a basket with plastic eggs. This challenge was accepted by Mc Givern and Medick, as well as Leona Seyboth from Schenectady.
- Entry 2 — Think Pink: Monochromatic pink flowers in a pink container. Shannon DeVoe from Shenendehowa, Tremain and Butler entered.
- Entry 3 — Dazzling Daisies: Daisies with bling in a bud vase. Nicole Dorr from RCS, Amanda Leonardo from South Colonie and Jhyerel Ford from Cohoes entered.