Jayla Austin named Student of the Month for June 2022


    Jayla Austin, a junior in the Cosmetology Program, has been selected as Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School’s (SCVTHS) Student of the Month for June 2022. Jayla is the daughter of Jessica Colon and Stephan Lafond of Bridgewater.

    SCVTHS Cosmetology Instructor Julie Francis spoke of Jayla being named the Student of the Month stating, “Jayla is a kind, compassionate, conscientious and motivated student. She is always willing to participate in activities and help with behind the scenes activities. Jayla is a hard worker and always strives to do her best.” Photography Instructor Deb Gichan added, “Jayla is helpful and engaged in the work. She has done additional artwork for the class.”

    Outside of school, Jayla works at Journeys in the Bridgewater Commons Mall and Dunkin’ in Bridgewater. In her free time, Jayla enjoys crocheting, reading, and writing.

    After graduating from SCVTHS, Jayla plans to attend Raritan Valley Community College, with her ultimate goal of becoming a dermatologist.

    When asked if she had anything to add, Jayla stated, “My mom is my inspiration.”