Paul Snyder, the 2009 NODS Scholarship recipient, is a sophomore at Kent State University, Salem Campus. Paul
is studying horticulture, with his focus being in landscape design. Paul was raised on the family dairy farm in Paris,
Paul began his interest in hybridization after seeing a sign for daylilies in a woman's yard.
He stopped and talked with her about her hybridizing endeavors and later came home with 18 different cultivars. Paul's
collection has expanded and now includes over 36 different cultivars.
Paul is a member of The Ohio Nursery
and Landscape Association, the Ohio Chapter of the ISA, the Midland Hosta Society, the American Hemerocallis Society,
and the Ken State Salem Horticulture Club, where he is currently serving as club president. In addition, Paul is also
active in the Minerva FFA Chapter, the Town Sound Barbershop Chorus, and attends Indian Run Christian Church. He recently
won the State FFA Diversified Horticulture Proficiency Award, and also placed second in the State with his Floriculture Proficiency.
would like to extend this thanks to NODS for their gracious support in helping him continue his education.