Toss out the rest of your sleeping pills because the official results for the 2012 BGCI / Fairchild Challenge Plant Champions Olympic Wreath Competition are finally in. I am very excited to announce that Bridget Welsh and Emily O'Connor's Olympic wreath and essay were included in the Top 10 finalists of the global judging that took place in London! Congratulations to both of the students, whom I know have had a great time, not only with the project, but with following the competition. Congratulations as well to the teachers and faculty at Key Largo School who enthusiastically chose to incorporate this exciting competition as part of their curricula and made it possible for the students to participate.
Here is a picture of Bridget and Emily's entry, front and center, featured on the Top 10 page:
What a great international showing for Key Largo, our schools, and our students in our first year of participation in a global competition!
The results from the rest of the Competition can be found here. After you've selected a results page, click on each of the photos to see the corresponding plant lists and essays; our entries were amongst some great company. While the Keys wasn't the 1st Place winner in this year's global competition, we'll be preparing like botanical Olympians to win the next one!