Holliston High Grad Receives Recognition

L to R State Rep James Arena-Derosa, Christopher Johnston, and Mark Ahronian

Christopher Johnston, a graduate of Holliston High School interned at Ahronian Landscape and Design as a designer when he was a senior in high school. Recently, Johnston was recognized for his work when he received the Young Nursery & Landscaper Professional of the year award from The Massachusetts Nursery & Landscape Association.

Mark Ahronian stated after Christopher’s internship, he decided to go to The Stockbridge School of Agriculture (part of UMass) and then studied three additional years at UMass graduating with his Bachelors Degre4e in Landscape Architecture.

Today, Christopher continues to be part of the leadership team at Ahronian Landscaping & Design Inc and serves as a landscape designer for Ahronian Landscaping.

L to R State Rep James Arena Derosa, Christopher Johnston, Katie Johnston (and their lovely daughter Audrey

Mark Ahronian credited Outreach Director Sue tone at Holliston High School saying “Sue does a great job matching up students with the Holliston business community”.

The Young Nursery Professional of the Year is an annual award established by the New England Nursery Association. Its purpose is to reward, to honor and to encourage participation, achievement and growth by an individual who is involved in a related horticultural industry and has not reached the age of 40 years, who has shown involvement in his or her state and/or regional nursery association, who have contributed to the growth and success of their company of employment and who has portrayed an image to the public of what our products and services can do for them.

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  1. Stacey Raffi on February 23, 2024 at 3:52 pm

    Congratulations Chris!!!

  2. Jim Stucchi on February 25, 2024 at 6:48 pm

    Congratulations Chris!

  3. Wayne and Pat Johnston on February 28, 2024 at 5:46 pm

    Congratulations Chris,great accomplishments.glad you enjoy what you do,it makes going to work a plus.

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