High-School Students Explore Design at Penn College

Published 04.01.2004

Student News

Students from 10 high schools and vocational schools visited Pennsylvania College of Technology's Schneebeli Earth Science Center near Allenwood recently to tour horticultural facilities and participate in a Floral Design Show.

The event, hosted by the School of Natural Resources Management, also featured a floral-design presentation offered by students in the Floral Design/Interior Plantscape major at the College.

The high-school and vocational-school students also participated in sessions for stylized floral design and evaluation, trendy flowers-to-wear designs, and interiorscape and installation overview.

Participating schools were: Berks Career and Technical Center, Columbia-Montour Area Vocational Technical School, Dauphin County Technical School, Huntington County Career and Technology Center, Lancaster County Career and Technology Center, Owen J. Roberts High School, Quakertown High School, Twin Valley High School, West Perry School District and Williamsport Area High School.

In all, nearly 40 students and faculty members participated in the March 25 event.

Winners for the stylized, western line design evaluation were: Sarah Liebfried, first place; Hope Snyder, second place; and Erin Rosen, third place. All three winners are from Dauphin County Technical School.

"Offering a program such as the design show to high-school students gives them an opportunity to see firsthand the quality of instruction our students receive," said Dr. Mary A. Sullivan, assistant dean of natural resources management at Penn College. "An added bonus is that these high-school students are participating in a fun, educational event that will help them in making future academic and career decisions."

For more information about the Floral Design/Interior Plantscape major at Penn College, call (570) 320-8038, send e-mail or visit on the Web.