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KCCC Students Compete in National Collegiate Landscape Competition

Mount Vernon, OH – Knox County Career Center (KCCC) students in Landscape
Design and Management competed in the National Association of Landscape Professionals
(NALP) National Collegiate Landscape Competition on March 12-15 in Provo, Utah.
Oliver Ruprecht finished in 37th place overall (out of 595 students) with 277.50 points.
Tristin Hankinson finished 14th of 32 in the Compact Excavator Operation. Oliver Ruprecht
finished 6th of 40 in the Compact Track/Skid Steer Loader Operation. Tristin Hankinson and
Oliver Ruprecht finished 21 of 32 in the Irrigation Assembly. Oliver Ruprecht and Aaron White
finished 19th of 36 in the Truck and Trailer Operation. Jesse Rings and Aaron White competed
in the Hardscape Installation. Jesse Rings, Layla Crase, and Oliver Ruprecht competed in
Landscape Plant Installation. Layla Crase competed in Mini Truck Loader Operation.
“Our students competed well at the National Collegiate Landscape Competition. Oliver
did an outstanding job finishing in 37th place overall. It was a great experience overall for our
students,” said John Campbell, KCCC’s Landscape Design and Management instructor.

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