Carr has experienced amazing life events in each of her two years at NPC. Last year, she won the SkillsUSA state championship in cosmetology competition and then finished eighth in the national competition in Louisville. The trip to Kentucky marked the first time she had flown in a plane and the first time she'd traveled outside of Arizona. This year, she's been balancing her studies with pregnancy; her son is due to be born in late May.
The Honors Graduate award "means the world to me," Carr says. "To accomplish something I didn't think I could do encourages me to set higher goals. SkillsUSA competition was challenging, and it pushed me to my limits. My biggest challenge this year has been to juggle school and the pregnancy of my first child."
The success Carr has enjoyed in cosmetology is a reflection of her favorite quote. Alfred Mercier, a 19th century physician and writer, said, “What we learn with pleasure we never forget.”
A member of PTK, Carr will take a couple more classes at NPC and then transfer to NAU to major in chemistry.