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Lakeland College students win design awards

Lakeland College’s interior design program’s winning streak has been extended to a 12th year.

Students Laura Cobb and Kayla Soto were named winners in the National Kitchen and Bath Association student kitchen design and charette competition.

Cobb won the NKBA/General Electric charette competition, in which students are given three hours to plan a safe and functional kitchen that meets the needs of the competition. Cobb won a $5,000 scholarship, while another Lakeland student, Bree-Anne Hubick, came in third, winning a $3,000 scholarship.

Soto won the kitchen design competition out of hundreds of entries from colleges across North America. She received a $2,500 scholarship, while Cobb came in third, receiving an extra $1,000 scholarship.

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“We’re extremely excited,” said instructor Fiona McLeod. “Our students work hard and we try to have this program replicate a professional design firm. They are expected to meet deadlines and create quality work.”

Cobb and Soto will attend the 2016 Kitchen and Bath Industry show in Las Vegas.

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