Students Score in Furniture Competition

Contact: Dan Adkins

 

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In all, seven students represented UK at the fair, where 40 design schools from across the country competed.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 15, 2004) -- Two students in the University of Kentucky College of Design won first-place awards in August at the International Woodworking Fair’s student design competition in Atlanta. Meanwhile, another student won second place and two others took third-prize honors.

Kelly Hart, a fifth-year student from Lexington, won the $1,200 first prize in the occasional table category, while Monica Griesshaber, a 2004 graduate from Louisville, won $1,200 in the contract furniture category.

Ben Blair, a 2004 graduate from Campbellsville, won the $500 second-place prize in the contract furniture category. Tomas Ramirez, a 2004 graduate from Hurricane, W.Va., won the $300 third-place prize in the occasional table category, and Check Netherton, a fifth-year student from Lexington, won $300 for his third-place entry in the casegoods category.

In all, seven students represented UK at the fair, where 40 design schools from across the country competed.

Design professor Len Wujcik was the students’ faculty adviser at the competition.


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