Horticulture students competed in national landscape event

Several students in Cincinnati State’s Landscape Horticulture program earned individual recognition in the 2021 National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC), which took place online from March 15 to 19.

Horticulture Program Chair Mark Deacon said 23 Horticulture students took part in the virtual version of the NCLC, along with students from more than 30 other colleges and universities.

  • Team scores were not calculated during the 2021 virtual event, but individual student scores were ranked for each event.
  • Students also participated in a virtual career fair and online workshops on a variety of green industry topics.

Cincinnati State student achievements in the 2021 events included:

  • Ed Atkinson – 2nd in Woody Ornamental Plant Identification and 5th in Robotics & Technology
  • Hannah Fitz – 2nd in Interior Plant Identification and 9th in Flower & Foliage Identification
  • Paul Gessner – 7th in Exterior Landscape Design (photo above)
  • Dorothy Jolly – 2nd in Landscape Lighting and 4th in Construction Cost Estimating
  • Joani Means – in a three-way tie for 1st place for Business Management, and placed 3rd when time was used as the tie-breaker
  • Jack Marschall – 5th in Computer Aided Landscape Design (photo below)
  • Maria Pfirrman – 10th in Woody Plant Identification
  • Emily Semanovich – 8th in Flower & Foliage Identification

Other students participating were: Nichole Banks, Troy Bowman, Lily Dean, Jenn Duncan, Ben Gressle, Morgan Halfhill, Kim Long, Anna Loschiavo, John McGuire, Joe O’Rourke, Nate Powell, Angie Rangel, Jack Schaefer, Holly Short, and Madigan Smith.

Jack Marschall in National Collegiate Landscape Competition
Jack Marschall competes in Computer Aided Landscape Design

(Photos provided by Mark Deacon)