The team from the District 3 FFA Landscape Competition held at Holden Arboretum included: Dan Breskar [South], Cole Carver [Solon]/8th overall, Darrell Mastrangelo [West Geauga], Chris Occhionero [North], Ray Occhionero [North]/2nd overall, Trevor Puglis [North], Bradley Whitcomb [Aurora]. Jacob Balog [Mayfield]/alternate. The team qualified to go on to State competition in january 2019.
The Ohio High School Landscape Olympics is designed by landscape professional with the types of skills they want students to have as they enter the landscape field. The Landscape Construction and Design class participated in several events. These events are judged to exacting profession standards by landscape professionals. Twenty landscape Tech schools from around the state competed. Students meet other students from around the state. There is also a job fair where students can talk and interact with prospective employers and learn about career opportunities in the industry.
The team [and the event each participated in] included:
Jacob Balog [Mayfield] - Truck and Trailer, Landscape Maintenance, Plant Identification
Dan Breskar [South] - Truck and Trailer, Landscape Installation
Cole Carver [Solon] - Landscape Lighting, Plant Installation, Plant Identification
Darrell Mastrangelo [West Geauga] - Plant Installation, Plant Identification, Irrigation Installation
Chris Occhionero [North] - Plant Identification, Irrigation Installation
Ray Occhionero [North] - Skid Steer Operation, Plant Identification, Landscape Maintenance
PHOTOS from Landscape Olympics:
Ray and Jacob
Darrell and Chris
Cole and Dan
Darrell and Dan