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It’s evolution, baby!

INDIVIDUALS who completed the hair and facial-care course of the Community Resource Development program of Northern Marianas College-Cooperative Research Extension and Resource Services took center stage on Sunday for a three-hour “Evolution of Hair Styles” fashion show.

Choreographed by Sharmaine Casquero, the event was held in Hibiscus Hall at the Fiesta Resort & Spa and featured 36 students sporting different hairstyles.

The students completed the required 100 hours of hair and facial-care classes conducted by professional beautician Bernie Tarrobal, a volunteer instructor in the Community Resource Development program.

The class started with 22 students in May but the number eventually increased to 36, program manager Margarita D. Tudela told Variety.

The class was developed based on the results of an informal survey that indicated a demand for such training in the community, she said, adding that they will soon extend the program to Tinian and Rota.

The class on Tinian will be held from Sept. 8 to 13. There is no schedule yet for Rota.

“The beauty of this class is that it’s zero-cost to NMC-CREES,” Tudela said, adding that the students themselves prepared and brought everything they needed to their classroom.

Tudela encouraged the graduates to continue to learn more skills.

“They shouldn’t be satisfied with the knowledge they acquired within a short period of time. They should continue to dream big and follow through,” she said.

Tudela noted that those who completed the course can save a lot of money now as they can apply what they have learned to themselves and their family members.

The class instructor, Bernie Tarrobal, thanked NMC-CREES Ross Manglona, Tudela and Community Resource Development program sewing instructor Angie Angui for their strong support.

The class was “a dream come true,” Tarrobal said, adding that the demand for hair-dressers and beauticians remains strong.

Michael Ogo, NMC-CREES aquaculture specialist, represented Manglona during Sunday’s event. He described the program as another “outstanding achievement” of NMC-CREES.

The event was also attended by NMC-CREES outreach coordinator Claus Bier as well as Rep. Ralph Yumul, his wife Joy and their son Railee.

Angui, in her closing remarks, thanked all the individuals who supported the training program.

“I give my heartfelt gratitude for your priceless contributions to our program,” she said.

Polly Omechelang was the emcee during Sunday’s event

Veronica D. Dantic performed a special number while Angelica L. Racelis played “My Heart Will Go On” on the clarinet.

The top graduates who received special awards were Antonio Racelis, Best in Men’s Hair Cut; Cecil Bungcaras, Best in Ladies’ Hair Cut; Geney D. Caralde, Best in Hair Coloring; Veronica M. Leomo, Best in Hair-Do; Marieta C. Bundoc, Best in Make-Up; Glenda Racelis and Mary Jane Salipan, Miss Congeniality. The male group was named the Best Group.

Nemesio V. Cayao was Star of the Night while the runner-up was Rosa D. Arriola.

Geney D. Caralde was second runner-up and Ferdinand P. Cerio was third runner-up.

Other graduates were Lilian D. Datangel, Rebecca N. Veloria, Silver A. Veloria, Estelita D. Macale, Ethel N. Baskinas, Adoracion DLC. Torres, Liwayway D. Garcia, Belen S. Abalos, Corazon D. de Castro, Noel P. Casquero, Tomas L. Torres, Victor T. Geles, Angelica L. Racelis, Ninita A. Espinosa, Angelita D. Angui, Junar E. Oliverio, Marjory C. Antonio, Rosario J. Clemente, Myla M. Santos, Leonora D. Dantic, Ronald C. Dantic, Ana E. Reyes, Rowena A. Dimalanta, Milagros A. Ranis, Juanita P. Sibiran and Maries G. Escalona.

Special appreciation was offered to the students who participated in the fundraising efforts, the Blue Haus of Cecille Camama, Coca Cola Beverage Company and the Community Resource Development adult volunteers.