Lexie Bowser, a Deer Lakes School District graduate, was named Senior of the Year in A.W. Beattie's Cosmetology program.
"Honestly, I was just really surprised and honored," Lexie said. "After everything I’ve went through in high school, I'm so grateful for my teachers. They'll do anything to help you. I just never imagined this would happen."
Cosmetology instructor Mrs. Zelazowski said Lexie earned the award after three years of hard work. Lexie completed her training hours to work immediately after high school.
"She’s driven and knows what she wants," Mrs. Zelazowski said. "From day one she came to school prepared. She’s going to be a fabulous cosmetologist, and I know she’s going to go very far in this field."
Lexie is pursuing a lifelong dream by becoming a cosmetologist.
"Ever since I was little I wanted to be a cosmetologist," Lexie said. "I grew up always wanted to do other people hair, so for things like cheer and events like that I always did everyone’s hair. I knew this was my calling."