City College of San Francisco students sweep AIFD Student Design Competition

Posted On 31 Jul 2014
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events_AIFDstudentweb1[1]BALTIMORE, USA: City College of San Francisco (CCSF) students made their mark at AIFD’s 2014 Student Floral Design Competition that was held as part of AIFD’s 2014 National Symposium held in Chicago July 3-7. Four students who were part of the college design team brought home a total of nine awards in the competitions four categories: Arrangement, Body Flowers, Wedding and Sympathy.

The schools that competed in the competition this year were: California Polytechnic State, City College of San Francisco, College of Southern Nevada, Gateway Technical College, Joliet Junior College, Kishwaukee College, Mississippi State, Ohio State, Seneca College, SUNY Cobleskill, Texas A&M, University of Illinois and the University of Missouri.

CCSF, led by SAIFD advisors Holly Money-Collins AIFD, CFD and Steven Brown AIFD, CFD, earned the Overall School Award. Hee Joo took home the People’s Choice Award as well as second place in the Sympathy category and third place in the Wedding category. Fiona Li won second place awards in the Arrangement category and the Wedding category. Ineke Moss took home first place in the Body Flowers category and third place in the Arrangement category while Maria Pettyjohn took first place in the Arrangement category.

In the Body Flowers category Sam Kowalczyk of the University of Illinois placed second and Marlem Martinez of Joliet Junior College and Adriana Cibrian Melchor of College of Southern Nevada tied for third place. In the Wedding category Martinez placed first. In the Sympathy category Stephanie Holst of the College of Southern Nevada placed first and Rachel Sullins of Gateway Technical College placed third. Cibrian Melchor also took home the Overall Student Highest Score award.

To view a complete listing of the competition winners please visit

Student AIFD (SAIFD) maintains chapters at 15 colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. SAIFD Chapters not only compete in the Annual Student Design Competition during AIFD’s National Symposium but also host Artist in Residence Programs throughout the year.

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