Brooklyn High School Alumnus, Patricia DeHaney, recently earned the very distinguished honor of winning an Academy Award® for Makeup and Hairstyle, as part of the style team who worked on the recent Hollywood movie release, Vice. Ms. DeHaney was actively involved in the inaugural Cosmetology Class created in the Brooklyn City Schools and credits that course as part of her launch into the career of professional makeup and hairstyle. In a recent conversation, Patricia, who graduated from Brooklyn High School in 1972, was a student of former Hurricane instructor, Mrs. Aynik, and recalls the outpouring of love and support from the Brooklyn and Greater Cleveland community. After graduation, Ms. DeHaney began her own salon business which she owned for 17 years. Her big break came after helping perform the makeup and hairstyle duties on a movie that was filmed in Cleveland. Ms. DeHaney capitalized on those connections, prompting future work in Los Angeles, that would eventually see her working alongside such A-list celebrities as Clint Eastwood and Amy Poehler, and working on movies such as American Sniper. Now a full-time resident of San Francisco, California, and despite the glamour of a Hollywood career, Patricia still has friends in the Brooklyn community with whom she remains very close. On behalf of the Brooklyn City Schools, the District sends its congratulations to Hurricane alumnus, Patricia DeHaney, on the acclaimed accomplishment of winning an Academy Award®.