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SCC Cosmetology Program Sponsors Kids for Christmas

Corbin School Joins in to Help

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Above: Somerset Community College Laurel Campus Director Roger Angevine reads the Christmas story to attendees at the SCC Cosmetology Kids Christmas event.
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Students from Creations School of Cosmetology, LLC in Corbin participated in the Somerset Community College Cosmetology Program Project Kids Christmas event this year. Shown above: Mackenzie Chesnut, London; Cassandra Collins, Manchester; Madison Johnson, London; Natalie Croley, Williamsburg; Amanda Roberts, Manchester; Whitney Johnson, London; Beth Day, Manchester; and Shannon Johnson, London.
Each year, the Somerset Community College Cosmetology program on the SCC Laurel Campus raises money and works with local businesses to provide an amazing Christmas experience for kids in need in Laurel County. This year, students from Keavy Elementary School were sponsored through the program. In addition to SCC students, cosmetology students from Creations School of Cosmetology, LLC in Corbin also participated in fundraising this year.

Shannon Johnson, instructor at Creations School of Cosmetology and former instructor in the SCC program, said she was involved in the Project Kids Christmas even as both a student and an instructor at SCC.

I just loved being part of this event, said Johnson. I wanted our students to have the same opportunity to sponsor a child and see the pure joy on their faces during the event.

Students from Creations School of Cosmetology sponsored one child, a 10-year-old girl named Amber.

She really wanted black boots and Monster High stuff, said Johnson. She got everything she asked for and then some.

In total, 24 kids were sponsored through the SCC program. Each child received items off their wish list and new coats, gloves, shoes and toiletries. Each child also received a new bicycle.

We start taking applications for this event in September, said Kim Robinson, family resource center coordinator.

Kay Swanner, Cosmetology program coordinator, said the students in the program work hard all year to raise money for the event.

They have raised nearly $5,000 this year to provide an unforgettable Christmas for these children, said Swanner.

To find out more about the Cosmetology program at SCC contact Kay Swanner at (606) 878-4807 or kay.swanner@kctcs.edu.