Forsyth Tech Interior Design Students Achieve Trifecta in Kitchen & Bath Competition

Wins in State Competition Opens Doors to National Competition

Three students in Forsyth Technical Community College’s Interior Design Program took the top three awards in the Eastern Carolinas Chapter of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) student design competition that took place last month.

The students and the scholarship awards they earned in the state competition are:

  • 1st place: Daniel Morales—$750
  • 2nd place: Hailey Boyd—$500
  • 3rd place: Amber Payne—$250

The 2016-2017 competition focuses on an actual client bath renovation project that is intended to help a senior couple who recently downsized to Live in Place as they age over the next 10-15 years. The Forsyth Tech students are revising the projects they submitted at the state level based on feedback from instructors and the judging panel to submit to the national competition that will conclude next May. Details about the project are available here.

“I could not be more proud of our students,” says Karyn Reilly, an adjunct faculty member in Interior Design at Forsyth Tech. “This competition gives them real-world experience on a real-world project, allowing them to showcase their talents by planning safe, functional, and personalized spaces that incorporate imaginative design statements and aesthetically pleasing solutions.”

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Caption: Three students in Forsyth Tech’s Interior Design Program took the top three awards in the Eastern Carolinas Chapter of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) student design competition that took place last month. They are, left to right, Daniel Morales, Amber Payne and Hailey Boyd.