High School Student of the Month
Tri County Tech Names Kiwanis Club November High School Student of the Month
Tri County Tech student Allie Baker was recently named the Downtown Kiwanis Club’s
Student of the Month for November. Baker, a high school student, is currently enrolled in the two-year cosmetology program.
Baker had always known she wanted to explore cosmetology, even from a young age she had her sights set on owning her own Salon. She took the first steps to realize her goal in Tri County Tech’s cosmetology program. The program doubles as a real-time salon giving students the opportunity to experience real-world customers along with a feel for what it takes to run a successful salon business. “Right now we are working on hair coloring,” Baker said, “and I have always wanted to be a hair coloring specialist so I am so thankful for the opportunity”. The program dives deep into the cutting edge of cosmetology, teaching new techniques and styles for hair, as well as manicures, pedicures, and facials. “We are always able to learn something new,” explains Baker “we learn from each other, which is really nice”.
Outside of Tri County Tech, Baker remains busy as ever. She currently holds positions on the varsity cheer team, the basketball team and runs track for her home high school of Barnsdall. When she is not in the classroom, you can find Baker at the rodeo. “I am currently the Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Teen Lady in Waiting,” Baker said. Come January 1st, Baker will be crowned Queen and begin her travels to Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) rodeos across Oklahoma, Kansas, and parts of Texas to promote the sport and western industry.
After graduating from Tri County Tech, Baker plans to continue her education and earn a communication or business degree. “Abbie will have no problem with her secondary education. Her work ethic is stellar and she is highly motivated to succeed,” Baker’s instructor, Lisa Meyer, said, “I am excited to watch her develop into a successful professional”. Baker plans to use her degree to build a salon of her own, just as she wanted to as a little girl.