This just came in from the Come Alive Outside executive director:
Judging and voting for the Design Challenge has come to a close and we’re very pleased to announce that in an extremely close contest, BYU-Idaho is the First Place Winner of the 2014-2015 Design Challenge. The final scores were determined by totaling the scores from the judges, plus additional points from the public voting process. Remarkably, after totaling the scores, only two points separated the teams, with a tie for second place!
1) BYU-IDAHO= 215 Points
2) NC STATE= 213 Points
2) OREGON STATE= 213 Points
BYU-Idaho will receive a $1000 donation towards the construction of the project, to be awarded during your fundraising campaign. NC State and Oregon State will each receive a donation of $750 towards the construction of their projects.
We are so proud of our students' hard work. This has been a great experience for everyone involved. The opportunity to work with the high school students at Madison was invigorating and we look forward to getting this construction project started!
Some of the judges comments include:
And if you missed our video before, here it is again.
Our aim for the Department of Horticulture at Brigham Young University-Idaho is to nurture understanding of both the art and science of Horticulture. Students learn experimentally in the classroom, laboratory, greenhouse, and ten acre Thomas E. Ricks demonstration garden as they pursue an Associates or Bachelors Degree. Using the medium of plants, students develop habits of hard work, enlightened minds, and healthy living that assist in gainful employment opportunitues.