Hair Academy students honored
Students of the Northwest Arkansas Career Academy of Hair Design won 27 awards — including 17 gold medals, four silver medals and six bronze medals — at the Arkansas Skills USA Cosmetology Competition, held in Hot Springs last month.
Several students from Siloam Springs were among the winners. The 17 gold medal winners were awarded full tuition scholarships to the University of Arkansas Morrilton that can be used for any degree, according to Marcia Pettit, director of the school. The gold medal winners will advance on to the national championship, to be held in Lexington, Ky., in June.
“I’m just really proud of them,” Pettit said of her students. “They worked really hard.”
Career Academy of Hair Design has campuses in Rogers, Siloam Springs, Springdale, Fayetteville and Fort Smith, according to the school website, www.beautynwa.com. Siloam Springs High School students who are enrolled in the cosmetology program will graduate from high school with their cosmetology license, Pettit said.
Following are a list of Career Academy of Hair Design winners:
First place — Kianna Long of Fayetteville
Second place — Alexis Spencer of Fayetteville
Third place — Kaitlyn Haley of Siloam Springs
First place — Jenna Jarnagan and Adonna Thurstenson of Siloam Springs
Second place — Paige Earp and Madelyn Woodworth of Siloam Springs
First place — Jacqueline Aragon and Zadie Perez of Siloam Springs
Third place — Bryan Smith and Cynthia Sparlin of Fayetteville
Nail Display Only
First place — Maggie Clark of Rogers
Third place — Ada Ponce of Springdale
Makeup Display Only
First place — Nita Vang of Siloam Springs
Second place — Afton White of Fayetteville
Third place — Feliciana Portillo of Fayetteville
Hair Display Only
Third place — Haley Weaver of Springdale
First place — Samatha Shelton, Dianna Spears and Elizabeth Toan of Siloam Springs
Opening and Closing Ceremony
First place — Caitlyn Ward, Maggie Clark, Meliah Hopkins, Lexi Lamp, Brooklyn McAlister, Ashlyn Riley, and Jennifer Andrade of Rogers
First-place winners in the opening and closing ceremony included Caitlyn Ward, Maggie Clark, Meliah Hopkins, Lexi Lamp, Brooklyn McAlister, Ashlyn Riley and Jennifer Andrade.
Samantha Shelton, Dianna Spears and Elizabeth Toan (from left) of Siloam Springs placed first in chapter display.
Esthetics team members Adonna Thurstenson (third from left), Jenna Jarnagan (fourth from left), Madelyn Woodworth (fifth from left) and Paige Earp (sixth from left), ºcelebrated their victory in esthetics.
Jacqueline Aargon (fourth from the left) and Zadie Perez (third from the left) of Siloam Springs placed first in nails and Bryan Smith (left) and Cynthia Sparlin (second from left) of Fayetteville placed third.
Jenna Jarnagan (artist) and Adonna Thurstenson (subject) of Siloam Springs placed first in esthetics.
Nita Vang of Siloam Springs (center) won first place in makeup display only, Afton White of Fayetteville won second place (left) and Feliciana Portillo of Fayetteville won third place (right).
Kianna Long (center) of Fayetteville placed first in cosmetology, followed by Alexis Spencer (right) of Fayetteville with second and Kaitlyn Haley (left) of Siloam Springs with third.