Cheney girls win state floriculture contest

CASTLE ROCK – Five Cheney High School girls won Future Farmers of America awards for their floriculture group presentations Nov. 6.

The girls are 15-year-old sophomores Madison Hekimian, Mallari Gonzales and Grace Klinkenberg; and 16-year-old juniors Rubie Loughery and Jaden Miller.

"We are just really proud of each other and I think we are all excited to continue to do this," Gonzales said.

School Agriculture instructor Heather McLagan said the contest is designed to give students career skills in the floral industry.

There are several components to the contest, including general knowledge, p...


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