High School Students Win Interior Design Contest, Honored at Altamonte Mall

Altamonte Mall honored seven local high school students on Wednesday, May 6 for their award-winning arrangements in the annual Seminole County Public Schools Interior Design Showcase. The competition was in partnership with SCPS and La-Z-Boy of Central Florida, and provided the opportunity to design a vacant space in the mall.

More than 380 projects were submitted by 300 students. A panel of community members judged the projects and chose the top four to be on display on the mall’s second level.

“By allowing local students to design this mini-showroom, we are giving them the tools to build a portfolio of their work and demonstrates Altamonte Mall’s continued support and partnership with SCPS,” according to a statement released from Altamonte Mall. “In turn, it also provides the students access to work with La-Z-Boy’s in-house interior design team, a differentiating selling point for their business.”

The winners hailed from Lake Brantley, Oviedo, Seminole and Hagarty high schools; one of them has been accepted to the University of Cincinatti, which offers one of the country’s premiere interior design programs.

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