(OLNEY) Congratulations to the Olney FFA Horticulture Team at Richland County High School for its recent accomplishments : The team won the seven team Section 23 Horticulture Career Development Event (CDE) with 32 youngsters taking part. Olney’s members ended up as the top five indivduals, including Elaine Rudolphi (1st), Kara Rudolphi (2nd), Hayley Myers (3rd), Clarissa Sager (4th), and Addie Hemrich (5th). Daelyn Wood and Jennifer Rudolphi also assisted with hosting the CDE held at the Richland County Fairgrounds in Olney : The team additionally competed at the SIU Carbondale Horticulture Invitational as the team place 4th out of fourteen (14) teams taking part. Elaine Rudolphi placed 4th individually out of sixty-six (66) total competitors : And the team competed at the Illinois State FFA Horticulture CDE at the University of Illinois in Champaign. Out of forty-four (44) teams, Olney finished in 6th place, while individually, Elaine Rudolphi placed 6th overall. The other team members included Clarissa Sager, Kara Rudolphi, Hayley Myers, and Addie Hemrich. Coached by FFA Advisor Mark Steber, a huge “thank you” to Sam Benson at Ivy’s Cottage for his assistance with the Corsage practicum. Congratulations to the 2018 Olney FFA Horticulture team for all of their accomplishments.