2021-2022 Program Student of the Year
Alexa Perkins, a senior from Presque Isle High School, has been selected as the cosmetology program’s student of the year for 2021-2022. During her time in the program, Alexa has consistently demonstrated her love of our industry and willingness to remain dedicated to learning everything she can. Ultimately, Alexa plans to open her own beauty salon one day. With that goal in mind, she worked to absorb every kernel of knowledge she could gain in the theory classroom and practical lab, demonstrating to all of us her passion for this career field. Alexa’s dedication to her dream was evident both years as she regularly received high scores on her work, not only meeting industry standards but simultaneously elevating her creative skills through manicures, nail art, and hairstyling. The bulk of her senior year was spent learning the basic haircuts of our craft, which again, Alexa attacked with the drive of a person who has a specific goal in mind. Given her desire to own a salon and the newly instituted free community college education now offered to students affected by the COVID pandemic, Alexa plans to pursue the business and entrepreneurial end of her studies first by attending NMCC this fall for business administration and then attending SpaTech in Westbrook, Maine to complete her cosmetology studies. Without a doubt, Alexa Perkins will be cutting the ribbon at her salon’s grand opening in the very near future. Congratulations, Alexa – you’re a cut above the rest!