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July 2019

Cosmetology student places at national SkillsUSA competition

An Arkansas State University-Newport Cosmetology student placed at the national SkillsUSA competition. Kimberly Davison, of Trumann, competed in the Cosmetology division at the national SkillsUSA competition in June. The competition, held in Lousiville, Ky., showcases the best career and technical education students in the nation.
 

Kimberly Davison pictured with her bronze medal and certificate.
Kimberly Davison pictured with her bronze medal and certificate.

Davison received a bronze medal for her performance at the competition. She competed against students from across the country. The Cosmetology division requires students to demonstrate skills in haircutting, hair styling and long hair design in four separate tests.

Davison won a number of salon products and tools.
Davison won a number of salon products and tools.

Davison received a number of salon tools and products as part of her winnings.

Bianca Sebastian, of Paragould, also competed at the national level. She placed fourth in the Esthetics division. Esthetics requires contestants to display skills in skincare including a written exam, performance in facial cleansing massage and makeup.

Bianca Sebastian pictured with her national competitor certificate.
Bianca Sebastian pictured with her national competitor certificate.

Davison and Sebastian cemented their spots at nationals after winning Gold in their respective divisions at the state SkillsUSA competition held in Hot Springs. To read more about ASU-Newport's state winners click here