LHRS FFA “flowers” in state competition

Taylor Butler Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH FL)- This past weekend, LRHS juniors Jessica Beirds, Alyssa Mckinney, Isabelle Chamness, and Cara Zeveney ventured to Apopka, Florida to compete in the Floriculture competition.

Floriculture competitions consist of many long hours of practicing and studying to be tested on plants, tools, diseases, insects, and making floral arrangements. In addition, there are two tests on salesmanship and job interviews. The competition takes a total of three hours from start to finish.

The students’ long hours and hard work hours payed off when the LRHS Floriculture team placed second in the state.

“When they had called Lakewood Ranch’s name as second, everyone was shocked and didn’t know how to react, but eventually we realized we were not dreaming and were beyond excited,” said Beirds.

Anyone interested in joining the LRHS FFA see LRHS agriculture teacher and FFA adviser Janyel Taylor room 914.