Seward County Community College/Area Technical School cosmetology students recently brought home the gold — and some glitter — from the Tri College Competition “Photo Shoot Ready,” held between three area community colleges. Students won first place and second place overall as well as first and second place awards in hair, makeup and nail categories.

In addition to putting their cosmetology skills on display, students constructed costumes made of duct tape, newspaper, bubble wrap, packing paper, toilet paper, plastic wrap and trash bags.
The competition, hosted by Garden City Community College, will travel to the SCCC/ATS campus next year. First place winners for hair and makeup and overall, left to right, Yeimi Quezada, Kenya Darbyshire, Maribel Garcia and Brianna Saldaña, all of Liberal.
Second place winners for makeup and overall were Rosa Estrada of Liberal, Briana Villa of Perryton, model Alex Perez of Hugoton and Zulema Estrada of Liberal
First place in nails and third place in hair design winners were Taylor DeLeon of Liberal, Eliza Pacheco of Ulysses, Deanna Vazquez of Liberal and Kiesha Sanchez of Elkhart.
Second place nails category winners were Rene Boaldin of Elkhart, Valeria Licon of Hugoton, Daisy Carillo of Liberal and Jentry Strothman of Moscow.