Story by Warwick Valley Central School District Superintendent Dr. David Leach
Warwick Valley High School senior Savannah Acosta is taking advantage of the school’s cosmetology program, and she loves it. However, a career in cosmetology is not her final goal. She has already been accepted at SUNY Oswego. Her plan is to major in political science and government and then go to law school.
Savannah started in the cosmetology program as a junior. She plans to continue cosmetology after high school to make money that will help pay for her education.
“I considered going to CTEC (BOCES), but I thought that this suited me way better,” Savannah said. “This was the best decision I’ve ever made. I love the people in the program. We’re very supportive of each other and we easily work together.”
She especially enjoys working at the Wildcut Salon, which is open to the public on some Wednesdays, because she gets to work with people from outside the school. The next date open to the public is Wed., Mar. 25.
“I’m going to miss Savannah,” WVHS cosmetology teacher Kathleen Bettello said. “She’s always coming to the open house salon, where everyone gets a customer. I love the fact that when somebody comes in, Savannah doesn’t really need me. She feels very confident in what she’s doing.”
Because of her interest in the law, Savannah also enjoys participating in Mock Trial at WVHS. Her mother is a court stenographer. Savannah found that seeing her mom working on courtroom activities was fascinating.