Yukon’s Alaura Boyer – Character Counts Presented by Eskridge Honda

 

 

Recent high school graduate Alaura Boyer has many reasons to love Yukon. Coming from a military family, she says there were plenty of choices made for her over the years, but things were different during her time at Yukon High.

“Yukon High School was my first experience not going to school on base and didn’t limit what I could do or be,” she said. “It shocked me how many opportunities I was given to expand my connections, not only socially with friends, but for my career as well through the partnership with Canadian Valley Technology Center. YHS cared for me and my choice to further my knowledge in every possible way and it showed.”

Boyer’s involvement with Canadian Valley Tech Center has proven to be a great addition to her education and career experience. She is enrolled in the Cosmetology program and was named Student of the Year. She competed in Nail Contest in SkillsUSA, winning first at district and state level, and will go on to compete at Nationals in June.

Boyer is an individual who is is always seeking opportunities to further her knowledge, so CV Tech was a great fit. She chose cosmetology after being inspired by her mother, who is a hairdresser.

“One of the reasons I chose this field of work is because of my mother,” she said. “She is a daily inspiration for me and works hard to accomplish anything she sets her heart to.”

Boyer shares one of the best parts of attending CV Tech.

“My favorite thing about my class was the resources that were provided,” she said. “Getting into cosmetology is very expensive with all the equipment and skills that come with it, but CV Tech provides all of those resources for free. They have instructors and staff available 24/7 to help you as these resources helped me master techniques, health, and sanitation practices, and equipment further my skills in my career.”

Boyer says that her experience at CV Tech has also taught her valuable time-management and problem-solving skills, setting herself up for future success.

“CV Tech prepares students for real-world work in developing connections with companies and expanding your business public speaking and social skills,” she said. “My class has taught me teamwork skills and the importance of listening and then responding to others in the workplace.

Now graduated from Yukon High School, Boyer reflects on her time and how she learned the significance of everyday choices. She encourages other Yukon students to take advantage of the opportunities they have.

“I encourage those still at YHS to take advantage of every offer they come across because that decision can lead to a lifetime of happiness and success,” she said. “Everything offered through YHS will never be a regret, but a time for personal growth and searching for what makes you happy.”

Boyer’s plans for the future include earning a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing at The University of Oklahoma, while furthering her cosmetology career as a nail technician and hairdresser.