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Interior Design students practice their skills

South had five semifinalists in the Kansas City Home Show student design competition.

South had five semifinalists in the Kansas City Home Show student design competition.

Hannah Holliday, Reporter

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Interior design students have been busy lately.

On March 23, Interior Design II students competed at Bartle Hall through the Kansas City Home Show to create rooms for fictional clients given to them. They spent three in-class weeks creating bedrooms for a teenage boy or girl while staying under a budget of $5,000. They also had to create a minute-long video explaining their style and why they love design.

Out of 10 semifinalists, five were from South. The five semifinalists were Izzy Pierce, junior; Anna Scarlett, senior; Peri Johnson, senior; Khadija Ceesay, junior, and Heather Britten, sophomore.

The presentations can be viewed on the website of Taylor Schwartz, FACS teacher, listed in the South directory.

Interior Design students also visited the Symphony Designers’ Showhouse, a show house sponsored by the Kansas City Symphony in Kansas City. Each student spent three weeks in class designing a room that they thought would fit well in the house. They visited the house many times in March and April, before the house opened, to get inspiration and have an inside look at the rooms.

The point of the trips was to “compare [their work] to what’s being done in the industry,” according to Schwartz.

South staff members voted on their favorite presentation in the library.

The Symphony Designers’ Showhouse is open from April 21 to May 13. Interested persons can buy tickets on the show house website for $20 or buy them at the door for $25.

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