BYU-Idaho Horticulture has been attending the landscape industry's "Student Career Days" for years and years now. Each year we've attended our students perform at top-notch. This year was no different. The 39th annual PLANET Student Career Days and National Collegiate Landscape Competition took place March 12-15th, 2015, at North Carolina State University. Over 850 students attended from the nation's top horticulture and landscape programs while competing in over 28 team and individual competitions (http://cals.ncsu.edu/hort_sci/scd/). Our team competed in 28 events overall, and drumroll please. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brigham Young University-Idaho earned the title of National Champion!!!!!!! Everybody involved- students and teachers, put a lot of time into preparing for this and their hard work really showed this year.
The results are as follows:
1 BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY - IDAHO 4139.80
2 MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY 4043.45
3 CAL POLY - POMONA 3819.55
4 COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY 3778.65
5 BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY - PROVO 3708.34
Results for the events our students competed in and placed top 5:
Click here to see more details on the final results.
Of the other 15 events our students competed in, most placed in the top 10 and made huge contributions to our overall team score. Our first place win was truly a team effort and we are so proud of each of our team members.
One HUGE advantage of attending PLANET and performing well is the opportunity to network within the industry and earn scholarship money for school. Six our students were awarded scholarships this year to fund their horticulture education.
Mississippi State University will be hosting next year and we're already looking forward to spending some time in the south.
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.