Cosmetology Students Advance to State

Cosmetology Students Advance to State
Posted on 02/09/2018
Cosmetology Students Advance to StateFour Nacogdoches High School cosmetology students won first place Saturday at the Skills USA District 7 contest in Porter.

Valerie Rosales finished first in esthetics, Emily Patterson was first in fantasy hair project, and Rose Perry won the braiding project. Amanda Santoyo got “Best of Show,” for innovative salon model, the highest score possible for projects in the contest.

Those four students will advance to the state competition set for April 4-8 in Corpus Christi. They will be joined there Alyssa Blattner, who was second in esthetics.

During Saturday’s contest, NHS dominated the top of the esthetics competition. Along with Rosales and Blattner taking the top two spots, Cynthia Galvan finished third.

In other results, the quiz bowl team of Keyunna Bussey, Rebeccah Anderson, Alonia Demery, Amanda Santoya and Chelsea Alvarado finished in fourth place.

Makayla Watson finished second in photo panel.
Saray Garcia was third in barbering while Junny Garcia finished sixth.

Bussey was fifth in nail care, and Johanna Zepeda placed eighth, Elyssa Bellard was ninth and Ah’maya Douglas was 10th.

Daesha Harris finished sixth in nail art, and Octavia Boston was sixth in 3D acrylic nail art.
On Feb. 16-17, Anderson will compete in Beaumont in the Skills USA leadership contest in job demonstration, and Bellard will compete in job interview and run for District 7 Skills USA officer.

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Nacogdoches High School cosmetology students Alyssa Blattner (from left), Amanda Santoyo and Valerie Rosales are pictured. The three qualified last weekend for the state Skills USA contest set for April in Corpus Christi.