Taxonomy of Flower Plants - Botany 201
Golden Gourd Award
Fall Semester, 1996
A single winner of this award for outstanding student performance in BOTN 201 was recognized at this semester's festive Golden Gourd Awards ceremony in lab. Selection was very difficult in that 13 students scored in the 'A' range this semester. However, the Golden Gourd goes only to the best of the best, and this semester's class cucurbit goes to Tania Whitten, a graduating senior (with honors) Biology major, achieved the top score of 884. This included perfect scores on lecture exams I and III and all lecture pop quizes.

The gourd used for this prestigious award was provided by Lagenaria siceraria (Cucurbitaceae) plants grown by Dr. Wilson during the 1991 growing season. These particular plants represent a cultivar that is not available through commercial outlets. Known as 'Apache Dipper', seed was originally obtained from a BOTN 620 student that acquired them through a 'seed saver' exchange.

This semester's award has been enhanced by inscription/ornamentation by TAMU Herbarium Botanist, Monique Reed:

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