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Dickinson High School students create colossal 28-foot mum for homecoming

B.R. Shenoy
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A high school tradition has bloomed into something truly spectacular in the heart of Texas. Homecoming mums, which were once simple corsages, have now become massive floral creations that reflect the spirit and creativity of students.

Dickinson High School, located in Dickinson, Texas, recently took this tradition to a new level by crafting a colossal 28-foot mum for their homecoming celebration. Over 50 floral design students came together to create this enormous spectacle in a display of teamwork, talent, and dedication.

Dickinson High School's "Gator Blooms" Advanced Floral Design students embraced the motto, "Go Big or Go Home," they went big in a way that left their school and community in awe.

Using materials like tissue paper, particle board, ribbon, aluminum foil, and a lot of determination, these students and their dedicated teachers embarked on a journey to create something extraordinary.

This colossal mum, measuring an impressive 28 feet, was a collaborative effort that involved not only the advanced floral design students but also additional student volunteers, three floral teachers, a Soil Science teacher, two Ag Mech teachers, and even the school's principal, her secretary, and assistant principals.

Floral design teacher Jordan Cook described this project as a monumental achievement for the school. She shared her pride in her students, who could walk through the halls and proudly say, "We made that."

Per the Houston Chronicle:

"This is one of the latest trends to hit the Texas homecoming tradition. Last week, Morton Ranch High School in Katy ISD debuted a 20-foot homecoming mum they named, "Big Bertha." While the official current Guinness World Record for the largest mum is held by Arlington ISD for a 22-foot mum, a Corpus Christi flower shop topped all the schools with a whopping 78-foot mum."


The students of Dickinson High School in Texas have shown the world that you can achieve truly remarkable things when you combine creativity, teamwork, and a shared vision. Their 28-foot mum for homecoming is a testament to their dedication and a symbol of the evolving tradition of homecoming mums in Texas.

In a world where creativity knows no bounds, Dickinson High School has set a new standard for the "Go Big or Go Home" spirit.

Source: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/trending/article/dickinson-high-school-28-foot-mum-homecoming-18417227.php

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