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MPHS FFA students win Titus County Fair floral design contest
The Titus County Fair looks completely different in 2020. There are no carnival rides, no photography exhibitions, and no delicious fair food to enjoy. Still, some of the FFA competitions have been allowed to continue with a few rule changes to keep participants safe. A new contest, Floral Design, kicked off this year, and Mount Pleasant High School students took top honors.
Sarah Godfrey, a junior and three-year member of the MPHS FFA, created the Grand Champion floral arrangement. Codi Dennis, also a junior and a three-year FFA member, designed the Reserve Grand Champion piece. Placing in the top ten were Draia Fernandez (4th place), Candice Perez (7th place), and McKinna Wooten (8th place). Also, contributing arrangements were Jasmine Landaverde, Virjinia Olvera, and Linzy Walker.
Participating students from area schools had one hour to create an asymmetrical floral arrangement in the judges’ presence. The Titus County Extension Office hosted the competition, and Susie Hearron and Christi Lowry teach the MPISD Floral Design classes.