GJA Summer 2016 Graduation Celebration
The Gene Juarez Academy Summer 2016 Graduates excitedly celebrated their achievements this past Sunday at Benaroya Hall. While the staff and educators at Gene Juarez Academy will miss their bright smiles and vibrant energy, we are excited to see what the future holds for each graduate.
The ceremony began with a quick slideshow featuring fun memories of each student during their time at Gene Juarez Academy. Following the slideshow, Valedictorians Jose “Che” Ledezma and DarylDay “Rose” Sagucio shared highlights regarding their experiences along this journey. Che drew laughs from the audience as he recalled funny moments between him and his educators. Rose, on the other hand, made the crowd feel sentimental as she teared up on stage while sharing her gratefulness for this experience. Keynote Speaker, Joe Bae, Owner of Joe Bae Salon and alumni of Gene Juarez Academy, reflected on his past experience as a beauty school student and the path he took after graduation. Additionally, he offered insight and advice to the crowd regarding the success of his salon and how he has made beauty his business.
Graduates from the North Campus and South Campus were recognized and received awards for providing outstanding guest service, inspiring those around them, and positively representing Gene Juarez Academy as a whole. Congratulations to the following award recipients!
GUEST SERVICE AWARD:
NORTH CAMPUS: Carmen “Ocean” Gaskins & Allyson Christianson (Cosmetology) and Jami “JJ” Langston (Manicuring)
SOUTH CAMPUS: Christine “Veronica” Stewart & Inna “Seven” Doroshenko (Cosmetology)
MOST INSPIRATIONAL AWARD:
NORTH CAMPUS: Josefina Monje & Francine Arreola (Cosmetology) and Michelle “Willow” Prom (Manicuring)
SOUTH CAMPUS: Christine “Veronica” Stewart & Amie “Lennox” Baron (Cosmetology)
GENE JUAREZ ACADEMY AWARD:
NORTH CAMPUS: Heidi Coffin & Allyson Christianson (Cosmetology) and Michelle “Willow” Prom (Manicuring)
SOUTH CAMPUS: Valerie Vance & DarylDay “Rose” Sagucio (Cosmetology)
Check out photos from the ceremony!
Gene Juarez Academy congratulates all of our Summer 2016 Graduates! We are so proud of each of you!
Our Fall 2016 Graduation Ceremony will take place on Sunday, October 23rd at Benaryoa Hall.