CSU ranks 9th in national landscape competition Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 01:00 AM

Colorado Green Now

Colorado State University (CSU) ranked ninth among schools—based on total team scores—at the 2022 National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC). Over the years, the CSU team has consistently ranked near the top of this event sponsored by National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP).

This year’s competition, held in person at North Carolina State University following two years of virtual events due to the pandemic, hosted approximately 500 students from more than 40 two- and four-year colleges and universities from across the country. Several CSU students placed within the top five in their chosen events.

The event is both a skills competition where students are evaluated on their ability to perform hands-on landscape tasks and a job prospecting opportunity. Landscape firms from around the country actively recruit students for jobs and internships.

Two young women who are recent industry scholarship recipients performed well in overall individual standings at the event:

Taylor Way, a senior in environmental horticulture, received ALCC’s JBK Landscape Scholarship in 2022, and the Todd Williams Memorial Scholarship in 2021. She ranked within the top 100 students at NCLC.

Jazmin Ponce Escoto, a Westminster High School graduate who was the 2021/2022 recipient of a full-ride scholarship from the Colorado Garden Foundation competed for the first time at NCLC . As a freshman, she ranked in the top 150 students.
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