CSU shines at National Collegiate Landscape Competition Email
Colorado Green NOW
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 05:00 AM


National Collegiate Landscape CompetitionStudents from Colorado State University (CSU)—including recipients of ALCC scholarships—competed in the recent National Collegiate Landscape Competition (formerly Student Career Days). The team, as well as individual team members, made a great showing at the contest hosted by the National Association of Landscape Professionals.

Anna Cordiner, a senior at CSU and recipient of this year’s JBK Scholarship from ALCC, topped the Superstar Report with a total individual score of 439.50, coming in first among nearly 700 students competing. CSU placed fourth overall, with a total team score of 3874.05.

Students from CSU placed in the top ten in at least ten categories. Highlights include:

  • Morgan Wiese came in first in Exterior Landscape Design
  • Anna Cordiner and Kelsey Cady placed second in Employee Development
  • Cady was second in Sales Presentation
  • Cordiner was third in Business Management and fourth in Interior Landscape Design. 

For complete results, visit www.landscapeprofessionals.org.

The competition, which took place March 16-19 at Mississippi State University, celebrated 40 years this month. Sixty schools competed in what has become the largest competition and career recruitment event for college students studying horticulture and landscaping.

The event combines education; competitive events in which students get to show off their skills in tree climbing, patio building, identifying horticulture specimens, skid steer operation, sales presentation, exterior/interior design, irrigation troubleshooting, wood construction, and more; and a Career Fair that allows recruiters from approximately 75 companies to interview students for jobs.

Read more in this issue of Colorado Green NOW:
Colorado landscape industry discusses model ordinance possibilities
2016 ELITE Awards presented by ALCC
Volunteers in the spotlight at awards ceremony
Help needed to simplify Colorado sales tax

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