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MACON, Ga. – Winners of the Floral Design Career Development Event (CDE) were recognized at the 95th Georgia FFA State Convention held at the Macon Centreplex on April 27-29, 2023.
In the senior division, Alyssa Tyson of Tift County placed first at the state competition, followed by Kathryn Kovacic of Woodland and Kate Walker of North Oconee finishing second and third, respectively.
In the junior division, Kaitlyn Richardson of Hahira Middle placed first, followed by Callie Bridges of Oglethorpe County and Marissa Kemp of Liberty County finishing second and third, respectively.
CDE and LDE awards are granted to FFA members and teams who have exhibited premier leadership, personal growth, and career success in a variety of competitions. The Floral Design CDE tests students’ knowledge in floral plant identification, knowledge of the floral industry, and the ability to complete a specific floral design.
Both the junior and senior Floral Design Career Development Event divisions were sponsored by Georgia Ag Tag Sales.
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, changed its name in 1988 to reflect the growth and diversity of agriculture. There are nearly 860,000 FFA members nationwide. The Georgia Association has more than 80,000 members, making it the third largest Association in the nation. The FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success, through agricultural education.
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