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Students prepare dozens of corsages for retired nurses

Floral students gain valuable work based learning hours

Palmer prepares flowers

Students in the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School floral program prepared dozens of corsages last week for retired nurses from across the Capital Region.

Pictured at the right, Tori Palmer, of Cohoes, was one of four CTE floral design students working on 48 white spray rose and baby’s breath corsages for the St. Peter’s Hospital Retired Nurses Association.

"I enjoy working with my hands and making floral arrangements," said Palmer.

BOCES teacher Meg Bugler said the association presented them on Saturday during its annual gala to nurses who spent 50 years or more in nursing. As has been tradition for the past few years, the group reached out to CTE to produce the corsages.

For the CTE students, it was a great way to get real life experience and put the theory and information they learn in the floral design program at CTE to the test.

Through Bloomers, the program's store on the Albany campus, CTE floral students meet the plant and flower needs of a multitude of clients through the year, creating arrangements, bouquets and corsages for everyone from students to the Van Rensselaer Garden Club, St. Peter's Hospital and other businesses and organizations.



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