Horticulture students bloom in Community Show season: Photo of the Day 9/21/16


Emily Sherwood

Senior, Bri Boivin, uses ribbon to make practice roses for her corsage.

by Emily Sherwood, Reporter

Every year for the past 30 years, Mr. Thomas Hawthorne’s horticulture classes have entered ribbon roses in the Linganore High School Community Show.

On September 20, Hawthorne introduced this crafting tradition to his horticulture class. The class has been working hard to perfect their projects, making practice roses until they were perfect.

The ribbon roses are used in corsages, and are entered in the “handmade flower” and “handmade corsage” categories at the community show.  

“The ribbon they receive is the grade they get,” Hawthorne said. “If a student gets a blue ribbon, they get an A on the project. Red ribbon, they get a B, and so on.”

Class of 2017 student, Bri Boivin, demonstrated how to make a ribbon rose in fifteen minutes.

Each of Hawthorne’s students individually enter ten projects into the community show, including the ribbon rose.

Both Agriculture teachers, Mrs. Pat Beachy and Hawthorne, require their classes to participate in the Frederick Fair and the Community Show.

These students represent the Linganore FFA chapter with all of their projects and hard work entered in these shows. To see these ribbon roses for yourself, come to the 43rd Annual Community Show from October 9th to the 11th. To enter projects or crafts in the Community Show, see Mrs. Beachy or Mr. Hawthorne.

See previous years of art and information from the community show.