MARIETTA, Ga. -- Horticulture students from Chattahoochee Technical College recently placed fifth in a national competition at Auburn University.
The CTC team, led by instructors John Hatfield and Bejie Herrin, was the highest-finishing two-year college at the PLANET Student Career Days contest, and the only team from Georgia to crack the top five.
Acworth resident Harry Allen was CTC's top individual finisher, placing 18th out of 854 competitors.
Several other CTC students finished in their top 10 in their respective divisions:
* Andy Casey, Canton
10th, Small Engine Repair
* Paula DeVane, Calhoun
1st, Turf and Weed ID
4th, Annual and Perennial ID
* Joe Fries, Powder Springs
2nd, Woody Ornamental ID
7th, Turf and Weed ID
* Carol Hainline, Smyrna
8th, Landscape Installation Team
* Alan Humble, Woodstock
3rd, Computer Aided Landscape Design
5th, 3D Exterior Landscape Design