Mitchell cosmetology students medal in competition 

Mitchell Cosmetic Arts students recently competed and placed in the Skills USA State Leadership and Skills Conference. Mitchell Community College Cosmetology and Manicuring students competed in the Fantasy Hair and Makeup, Hair Coloring, Men's Hair Cutting and the Nail Care events. Mitchell students placed in the following:


Men's Hair Cutting, College Level
2nd Place–Missy Cujas (Mocksville)


Nail Care
1st Place–Jacquline Castaneda (Statesville) with model Joelle Scruggs (Mooresville)
2nd Place–Briceida Garcia (Statesville) with model Mojanika Daye (Statesville)
3rd Place–Leondria Turner (Statesville) with model Linda Marshall (Culinary Arts Instructor at ISS’s Career Academy Technical School)
4th Place–Ayonna Miller (Statesville) with model Tiffany Fansler (Mooresville)


All Manicuring 121/222 students are Mitchell Community College Career and College Promise Students attending the Career Academy Technical School.


“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.


The SkillsUSA North Carolina Championships, held in Greensboro, NC, took place April 27-28, 2017 at the Greensboro Coliseum and Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons. The conference was the largest showcase of Career and Technical Education in North Carolina with more than 1,900 outstanding career and technical education students competing in 120 hands-on trade, technical and leadership contests. All contests are run with the help of industry, trade associations and technical experts and test competencies that are set by industry.  In addition, leadership contestants demonstrated their skills, which included extemporaneous speaking and conducting meetings with parliamentary procedure First Place winners are eligible to attend Skills USA Nationals which will be held in Louisville, Kentucky June 19- June 24. For more information, visit or