HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — The National Kitchen & Bath Assn. (NKBA) and GE recently announced the winners of the 2010 NKBA/GE Charette Competition, which awards students over $20,000 in scholarships. The competition recognizes students who each demonstrate kitchen design skill by planning a safe, functional kitchen within a three-hour period.

More than 500 students from 31 colleges participated in the challenge, which tests students’ abilities to apply their knowledge of kitchen design by producing a floorplan with specifications, a design statement, and a perspective or elevation of a kitchen featuring GE appliances — all within three hours. Each of the 31 colleges chose up to three local winners to award $50 each.

A list of the winners and honorable mentions is below. For more information, including a list of finalists, click here.

Winning Students

1st place — $5,000 Scholarship
Hillaree Harris, Brigham Young University—Idaho; Rexburg, ID

2nd place — $4,000 Scholarship
Sanchali Srivastava, West Valley College; Saratoga, CA

3rd place — $3,000 Scholarship
Brittany McPheters, Brigham Young University—Idaho; Rexburg, ID

4th place — $2,500 Scholarship
Miriam Frost, Cañada College; Redwood City, CA

5th place — $2,000 Scholarship
Leah Henley, Alexandria Technical College; Alexandria, MN

Honorable Mentions — $1,000 scholarships
Emily Lutgen, Alexandria Technical College; Alexandria MN
Shannon Schaeffer, Cañada College; Redwood City, CA
Kendra Stewart, Arapahoe Community College; Littleton, CO
Meg Taraska, Boston Architectural College; Boston, MA
Joseph Panzer, Virginia Tech; Blacksburg, VA

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