This past weekend our daughter, Revyn, competed in the Rodeo Cup Contest at Houston Rodeo. This is for a high school students and a total of 62 kids competed. Her schools floriculture team as well as some floral design students all competed in this contest. They had such a blast, and I was blown away at the arrangements these high schoolers did. Nobody from her school made it into the final 20, but that’s ok. Two of the girls are seniors, and the others are all sophomores. So Revyn has two more years to compete and try for the final 20. Revyn took these pics with her phone, so please excuse some blurriness. I wanted to share with you what these kids are up to because I’m impressed. These are the girls that took this blooming challenge. Plus their fearless Ag teacher who puts up (and contributes) with all this craziness.
The photo bombers are Phineas & Ferb. As an adult I have to say that this is one cartoon I don’t mind watching. There is lots of adult humor in it. But back to flowers……
They had to complete 3 arrangements for this. One they did Sunday morning in their hotel rooms for “Dining With a Texas Flair”. Revyn didn’t get a super great pic of hers on the table, but here is what she did take. There’s the cute selfie in transit to the rodeo, and then of it on the cart for check-in.
So as I look at the check in picture, and my reply was “Oh my gosh I love that cart, and your arrangement!” I had seen her practice arrangement and lots of hotel pics from Sunday morning, so I didn’t feel super bad about my comment. Here are some other ones she was able to get a pictures of. The one on the right is one of her classmates.
The next part of the competition is where they were given a certain amount of flowers to make two designs. One was a wedding bouquet, and the other was for the theme “Hometown Treasurers”. For the “Hometown Treasurers” they had to furnish their own containers. Here are some that they did. Revyn’s is the first pic. She said “I don’t know what I was thinking with those big leaves. I ran out of flowers, had the base showing, and I panicked.” I told here, live and learn, and it’s not bad for her first time to compete.
At this same time there is a competition of home grown containers. In this one you pot your plants 8-weeks before the competition in your chosen container and grow them. There was some creativity in these containers. Here were some of Revyn’s favs!
Aren’t these great arrangements and container plants from high school students! I’m so glad that there is a program out there to allow these kids to pursue something different. This is Revyn’s passion. She wants to go to college and major in event planning and have a floral shop. It’s so funny when we go into the grocery store because she goes to floral department and starts telling me all about the flowers. What you need to do to them, what they go great with, and on and on. She has flowers on the brain! I hope your as impressed with these kids as I am! Here’s to pursuing your passion, and enjoying your high school years!