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MARINELLO SCHOOLS OF BEAUTY’S FIFTH ANNUAL RAW TALENT COMPETITION AWARDS HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS MORE THAN $100,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS AND PRIZES

Leading Beauty School Partners with Wella to Help 20 Students Jumpstart their Dream Career with Marinello Education

WHITTIER, Calif., June 20, 2013 – Marinello Schools of Beauty – one of the premiere nationwide beauty schools, offering Cosmetology, Esthetics (Skin Care), Barbering and Manicuring/Nail Technology education, is pleased to announce 20 winners of the fifth annual Raw Talent Scholarship competition. Marinello’s Raw Talent competition identifies outstanding high school seniors and provides them with the opportunity to pursue a dream career in the exciting and lucrative beauty industry by granting scholarships for a highly sought-after education at Marinello Schools of Beauty. To date, Marinello Schools of Beauty has donated more than $100,000 annually in high school scholarships to students enthusiastic about beauty education.

“We are proud to reward students with natural talent an opportunity to learn and develop their skills with an education at Marinello,” said Dr. Nagui Elyas, President of Marinello Schools of Beauty. “We also are thrilled to have Wella Professionals co-sponsor the Raw Talent Scholarship winners, and we happily welcome the 20 new students into our Marinello family.”

Applicants across the United States entered the Raw Talent Scholarship competition, vying for $10,000 scholarships, $5,000 scholarships and three one-day professional beauty workshops (Bridal Makeup, Sunless Tanning, Tattoo and Scar Cover-Up) worth more than $1,000 and sponsored by Wella. The Raw Talent Scholarship completion was divided into two parts: the first part was an essay about making a difference in the beauty and wellness industry; the second part of the application involved hands-on participation showcasing hairstyling or makeup application.

Marinello Schools of Beauty congratulates its 2013 Raw Talent Scholarship recipients:

Southern California Region
Emma Ibarra, Wasco Union High School, Wasco, Calif. - $10,000 First Place Winner
Stephanie Sanchez, San Clemente High School, San Clemente, Calif. - $10,000 First
Place Winner
Ariel Atwell, Independence High School, Bakersfield, Calif. - $5,000 Second Place
Winner
Rhiannon Robbins, Julian Union High School, Julian, Calif. - $5,000 Third Place Winner
Justice Cardona, Frontier High School, Bakersfield, Calif. - $5,000 Fourth Place Winner
Courtney Andreasen, Mojave River Academy, Victorville, Calif. - $5,000 Fifth Place Winner
Alejandra Valenzo, Montgomery High School, Santa Rosa, Calif. – 3 One-Day Professional
Beauty Workshops – Bridal Makeup, Sunless Tanning, Tattoo & Scar Cover-up
(over $1,000 in value) Sixth Place Winner
Julia Sanchez, Trabuco Hills High School, Mission Viejo, Calif. – 3 One-Day Professional
Beauty Workshops – Bridal Makeup, Sunless Tanning, Tattoo & Scar Cover-up
(over $1,000 in value) Seventh Place Winner
Brittany Merritt, Temescal Canyon High School, Lake Elsinore, Calif. – 3 One-Day
Professional Beauty Workshops – Bridal Makeup, Sunless Tanning, Tattoo & Scar Cover-up
(over $1,000 in value) Eighth Place Winner

Northern California Region
Alexandra Donnelson, CORE Butte Charter High School, Chico, Calif. - $10,000 First place
Winner
Maritsa Martinez, Mesa Verde High School, Citrus Heights, Calif.- $5,000 Second Place
Winner
Sarah Navarro, Gustine High School, Gustine, Calif. - 3 One-Day Professional Beauty
Workshops – Bridal Makeup, Sunless Tanning, Tattoo & Scar Cover-up
(over $1,000 in value) Third Place Winner
Gisela Velez, Salinas High School, Salinas, Calif. - 3 One-Day Professional Beauty
Workshops – Bridal Makeup, Sunless Tanning, Tattoo & Scar Cover-up
(over $1,000 in value)
Mykala McIlhargie, Etna Union High School, Etna, Calif. - 3 One-Day Professional Beauty
Workshops – Bridal Makeup, Sunless Tanning, Tattoo & Scar Cover-up
(over $1,000 in value) Fifth Place Winner

Utah, Oregon and Nevada Regions
Takira Cameron, Bountiful High School, Bountiful, Utah - $10,000 First Place Winner
Valorie Gubler, Timpanogos High School, Orem, Utah - $5,000 Second Place Winner
Delfina Paredes, Pershing County High School, Lovelock, Nev. - 3 One-Day Professional
Beauty Workshops – Bridal Makeup, Sunless Tanning, Tattoo & Scar Cover-up
(over $1,000 in value) Third Place Winner

Midwest Region
Kynedee Hodges, Rock Creek High School, St. George, Kan. - $10,000 First Place Winner
Erica Beltran, Belton High School, Belton, Mo. - $5,000 Second Place Winner
Angel Mills, Washburn Rural High School, Topeka, Kan. - 3 One-Day Professional Beauty
Workshops – Bridal Makeup, Sunless Tanning, Tattoo & Scar Cover-up
(over $1,000 in value) Third Place Winner

Students interested in enrolling in Marinello School of Beauty can learn more by calling (888) 410-6157. Contact Marinello through its Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/marinelloschoolsofbeauty.

Marinello Schools of Beauty
Marinello Schools of Beauty has been defining beauty education since 1905 and is one of the premier beauty schools nationwide. Offering a variety of cosmetology and esthetics programs, Marinello has created a proprietary educational system called the Marinello Method based on more than 100 years of experience, which combines theory and hands-on instruction. Marinello has 62 conveniently located campuses in California, Connecticut, Kansas, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon and Utah and also offers affordable spa and salon services performed by student stylists under the supervision of instructors. www.marinello.com

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Murphy O’Brien Public Relations
310-453-2539
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