The Seminole County FFA Chapter recently competed with 73 other chapters in the South Region in the Floral Design Career Development Event. Savanna Whitaker, senior FFA member and chapter Reporter, represented Seminole County and placed 8th overall in the Senior event.
The Floral Design Career Development Event tests the participant’s knowledge and skill in various aspects of the floral design industry. The event includes identification of floral and foliage plants, a written exam over the the floral industry, and a skills component where the students design an arrangement for a given scenario. The competition is based on the educational objectives of the Georgia Agriculture Education horticulture curriculum and standard practices in the horticulture industry.
After high school, Savanna plans to pursue a career in the floral design industry and said this has been her favorite event that she has competed in through FFA and one she feels will help prepare her for the future.