Proven Winner: Tri-C Horticulture Student Wins Another Scholarship
Layla Lang among North American students honored by Proven Winners plant company
Scholarship dollars keep growing for Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) horticulture student Layla Lang.
The Proven Winners plant company awarded Lang a $2,000 scholarship to continue her studies in the College’s Plant Science and Landscape Technology program at Eastern Campus. Honorees included only three students from two-year programs in North America.
This is Lang’s second national scholarship this year. Earlier this summer, the Tree Research and Education Endowment (TREE) Fund honored her with its Bonnie Appleton Memorial Scholarship.
The Olmsted Township resident is in her second year at Tri-C. She expects to graduate from the College next spring and then transfer to Purdue University to study soil science. Long term, Lang envisions earning a master’s degree and doctorate in horticulture.
She credited Tri-C instructors with pushing her drive to succeed.
“I understand that I am setting very high goals for myself,” Lang told Proven Winners. “But learning about the science, life and power behind plants truly does fascinate me, and I would love to continue to do so and accomplish great things within this industry.”
Lang became interested in horticulture in high school while working at Schuster’s Westview Gardens & Greenhouse in Olmsted Falls. Her love of the profession led her to Tri-C’s nationally recognized program to build a career.
She spent this past summer building her skills at Casa Verde Growers in Columbia Station, where she secured an internship through the College.
Lang is the third Tri-C horticulture student in three years to earn a Proven Winners scholarship, following Kasandra Hernandez in 2019 and Tai-Renee King in 2018.
September 09, 2020
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