Mitchell cosmetic arts students medal in competition 

Mitchell Cosmetic Arts students recently competed and placed in a Skills USA North Carolina Regional Rally. Mitchell manicuring technology students placed in the following: 


Nail Care
1st place Nail Care Amarie Holt and Rayleen Martinez

1st Place– Raylenn Martinez with model Amerie Holt (pictured above)
2nd Place– Adilah Halaweh with model Alyssa Garringer
3rd Place– Madison Behrer with model Makayla McLain


Skill Showcase Individual
Skill Showcase Individual  1st Place– Ashley Arroyo
1st Place– Ashley Arroyo (pictured above)
2nd Place– Victoria Vasco
3rd Place– Luz Castaneda


Skill Showcase Team
Skill Showcase Team 1st Place– Laura Richardson and Isabelle Hermanson 

1st Place– Laura Richardson and Isabelle Hermanson (pictured above)
2nd Place– Adilah Halaweh and Keira Murphy
3rd Place– Alyssa Garringer and Abreesha Forney
4th Place– Kalayah Brown and Teresa Sanitbanes


The above listed winners are all students in Mitchell and Iredell-Statesville School’s collaborative manicuring technology coursework at the Career Academy & Technical School (CATS) in Troutman.


“These were wonderful experiences for our Mitchell Community College Cosmetic Art Center,” said instructor Peggy Haynes. Mark Smalley, dean of the program, noted “We are so proud of our students and how they performed in this competition.” Mitchell’s Cosmetic Arts curriculum instructs students in the art and science of cosmetic arts. The program offers the international Pivot Point Scientific Approach curriculum. To learn more about Cosmetic Arts at Mitchell, contact Vivian Easterling at or (704) 878-4372.


One of five SkillsUSA North Carolina Regional Rallies was held at Wilkes Community College on February 24, 2020. At these regional rallies, students will be able to compete in a variety of Leadership and Skill contests, participate in leadership development workshops, and explore the programs at the community colleges. For more information, visit or

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