Interview with an alumna: Post high school life


Hanniel Cruz, Staff Writer

Haleigh Wagner is an Akins high school graduate who now works at a hair salon. We asked her some questions about her journey to how she got to where she is now.

After Highschool, what were your plans?

I planned to attend college for communications.

What were some of your biggest challenges?

My biggest challenge after leaving college was working and making an income. I had to work in retail and didn’t enjoy it. I also had to live at home.

How did you overcome these?

I researched other options of what I could if I didn’t go back to college.

What made you decide to follow your new path?

I chose to study cosmetology after always having an interest in hair, makeup, and fashion. I wanted to have the ability to be creative and work with and help people.

Where did you see yourself in 5 years from now?

I hope to be continuing my career as a stylist and growing my skills while also teaching and educating others.

Are you proud of your decisions?

It was very difficult to choose another route besides college and required a lot of hard work but I am very happy with where I am and how I have grown from those situations.