Monday, August 13, 2012

TAMU HORT Club competes in Miami

Four Aggies represented the TAMU Horticulture Club at the national meetings of the American Society for Horticultural Science held July 30th – August 3rd in Miami.  Club president Yessica Garcia was accompanied by members Cassie Warren, Janos Arnosky and Page Hamby (club treasurer) at the annual event that includes the Association of Collegiate Branches horticultural commodity judging contest.  Janos Arnosky was the high scoring individual overall and the high score in the greenhouse/floral and foliage plants division, and Yessica Garcia was the high individual in the vegetable division.  The club placed second overall to the team from Middle Tennessee State University. 
Cassie Warren served as national vice-president of the Collegiate Branches organization this year, and presented the contest results at the ASHS business meeting.  Yessica Garcia was elected ACB president for the upcoming year.
In other award news, Lauren Garcia was named a prestigious ASHS Scholar and the Horticulture Club was named the most outstanding club in the country.

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