Two students in the Floral Design program at Kishwaukee College placed in the Illinois State Florists’ Association 113th Annual Floral Design Show held in Decatur on March 16-18. The convention includes hands-on classes, stage programs and opportunities for the students to network. Each year, floral design students from across the state compete in designing an arrangement; this year’s theme was Start with Color and the task was to create a centerpiece. Kish students Kira Bensinger, Genoa, and Matheu Poust, DeKalb, took First and Second Place, respectively. They are pictured with their centerpiece creations that utilized a monochromatic design. Poust is also wearing the floral neckpiece he created in the Flowers to Wear mini-competition. For more information on the Floral Design program at Kishwaukee College, contact Janet Gallagher at 815-825-9504 or firstname.lastname@example.org.