Pictures from the Area 3 and 4 Floral Design CDE can be found by going to the following link -

You will also find a press release you can use to send to your local newspaper. Individual pictures of your students to go with the press release can also be find at the link above


Melissa Riley,

Central Region Horticulture Teacher

1005 State University Dr, Box 4060              

Fort Valley, GA 31030


Fax 478-825-6980

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    News Release

For Immediate Release – October 1, 2012



_________________ Participants in Area FFA Floral Design Event


____________________ School FFA member ______________ recently participated in the Area _____ FFA Floral Design Career Development Event.  The event was held at the __________________ in ________________, GA on ______________, September ___, 2012. 

The Floral Design Career Development Event allows students to utilize the principles and elements of design.  Each student makes two floral arrangements which are reviewed by a panel of judges concerning floral design principles.  Students use the principles of balance, proportion and scale, focal point, emphasis, rhythm, harmony and unity, and the technique of flower placement to create their designs.           

FFA is a national organization of over 449,000 members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture.  FFA is an integral part of the agricultural education program in public schools.  The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

____________ is __________________ School’s FFA advisor.  The FFA Floral Design Career Development Event is sponsored by the Georgia State Florists’ Association as a special project of the Georgia FFA Foundation.


Melissa Riley
Central Region Ag Education
Horticulture Teacher
PO Box 4060
1005 State University Drive
Fort Valley, GA 31030
office - 478-825-6067
fax - 478-825-6980