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Kirstin Lewis selected as WKCTC Student of the Month

Paducah, KY (May 17, 2016) West Kentucky Community and Technical College student Kirstin Lewis is fulfilling her lifelong passion of becoming a cosmetologist. A Caldwell County native, Lewis was recently named WKCTCs April Student of the Month.

This is such an honor for me, said19-year-old Lewis. Its amazing to have been chosen for something like this.

When she graduated from Caldwell County High School in May 2015, Lewis enrolled at WKCTC that fall knowing it was where she belonged.

Id talked with several friends who had already been through the program and beauticians who highly recommended the school. Id just heard so many great things, said Lewis. I love it. Its amazing.

Tracy McDanel, WKCTC cosmetology program coordinator, said Lewis models the kind of engaged student that teachers would love to have filling up their classrooms.

... Kirstin is always willing to ask questions to check her understanding of her technical skills. She has frequently shown she is willing to go above and beyond in her efforts to progress.

Now is her second semester, Lewis is set complete her associate degree at WKCTC in May 2017. In the future, she will either work in a salon or start her own business where she can help others feel better about themselves.

The Student of the Month program is designed to recognize the accomplishments of students on campus. Individuals selected must be currently enrolled at WKCTC and have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher and are nominated on the basis of exceptional performance, personal attributes, academic excellence and active participation in various student organizational activities.

Student of the Month recipients receive $100, a certificate of excellence, recognition on the WKCTC Facebook page, campus announcements and Web site. Recipients are also recognized by Pepsi MidAmerica and receive one free month's supply of their favorite Pepsi product.