Rock Hill students win gardening contest

Published 2:45 pm Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Students from Rock Hill Middle School have won a statewide award from the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs.

The schools multi category unit gardening club won the 2013 Junior Community Beautification Contest for its fall display.

“The students created a large flower display with a fall theme,” Caitlin Marasek, multi category unit teacher, said. “It had mums, pumpkins and a cornstalk in it.”

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The students’ creation was displayed at the school and pictures of it were sent to the state conference. It was there where it was selected as the contest winner.

“They actually won the contest last fall,” Marasek said, “but didn’t get their actual awards until Sept. 24.”

For the win, each student received a certificate and a pair of gardening gloves. The group also received $50.

In other gardening club news, the group has elected its officers for the 2013-2014 school year. They are treasurer Patti Short, secretary Michael Eastham, vice president Jimmy Thompson and president Kari Davis.