Licensed to style


Abby Freeman and Caraline Otte

The CTE Cosmetology students have been working towards getting licensed for working on hair, skin, and nails with The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations under the direction of LeighAnn Crump. It is a two-part test made up of a written portion and a practical exam where only 50% of people pass the written test.

This summer Shelbee Denson, Alexia Johnson, Amy Gomez, and Nancy Valdez tested at Tyler’s PSI Testing Center and became certified Cosmetologists through Chapel Hill’s CTE program.

For this school year, Esther Morales is preparing for her practical exam in November since she passed the written test in April. Jessica Aguirre, Candice Bowens, Kinsey Ponder, Esmerelda Palacios, Susan Morales, and Desmond Vaughn will take the written test at spring break and their practical test in April as well.

“I am very proud of all the cosmetology students, but especially this group of seniors”, said Crump. “Despite everything we’ve gone through this year, they’ve stayed on track and motivated to get their cosmetology licenses.”

The goal for all CTE Cosmetology students is for them to be licensed to work by graduation.