Southampton High School Cosmetology Department praised

Published 9:56 am Friday, August 2, 2013

To the Editor,

On Sunday, July 28th, I was honored to attend the National Beauty Culturists Competition Event held in Alexandria, Va., with the Cosmetology Students from Southampton High School, under the direction of Rita Yeary.

My daughter, Calli Joyner, just finished her first year of cosmetology and entered the event under four categories. I am so very proud to say Calli finished in first place in two of the events, and third in another.

Southampton High School should be proud of their state-of-the-art Cosmetology Department and Mrs. Yeary as the instructor. Mrs. Yeary instills in these students the pride, excellence and honor for them to succeed in their field. This is a 3-year course, and before the students graduate in their senior year, they are able to take their state board exams and graduate already being a licensed cosmetologist in the state of Virginia! When the school built the department, I am sure they had the idea of, “If we build it, they will come.”

Well, they have come and they are representing the school in every way it was meant to be. The young ladies are proud of their ideas, and they are letting the nation know. By being able to participate in these state and national competitions they are advertising to the United States that this small school in Southampton County can do anything!

Mrs. Yeary genuinely cares about her students and the school. She encourages these students to participate in the competition events.


Susan Joyner

Franklin, Va.