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April 2017

ASUN Students Win at Arkansas SkillsUSA Competition

Arkansas State University-Newport students earned 17 medals at the recent Arkansas SkillsUSA competition in Hot Springs. 
Competing against other community colleges, the following students earned medals in the following categories:


Cosmetology Winners
Cosmetology Winners (from left): Abbey Mink of Brookland (Silver), Abigail Mason of Jonesboro (Gold) &
Sydney Stone of Trumann (Bronze)

Esthetics Winners
Esthetics Winners (from left): Jessica James of Corning and Lauren Woody (Model) of Manila (Gold),
Alexandra Blankenship (Model) of Marion and Madelyn Mross of Harrisburg (Silver)

Job Skills Winner
Job Skill Demonstration: Chelsea Barnett of Jonesboro (Gold)

Cosmetology Display Winner
Cosmetology Display: Sarah Secrease of Harrisburg (Gold)

Energy Control Technology:

Electrical Wiring Winners
Electrical Construction Wiring (from left): Cody Booth of Caraway (Gold) and David Vickers of Paragould (Silver)


Welding Winners
Welding Fabrication Team (from left): Jacob Wray, Joey Hamilton and John David Watkins of Jonesboro (Silver)

Automotive Service Technology

Automotive Service Winner
Automotive Service Technology: Matthew Barnett of Pocahontas (Silver)

Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology:

Automotive Refinishing Winner
Automotive Refinishing: Rachel Scott of Bay (Silver)

Advanced Manufacturing:

Advanced Manufacturing Winner
Technical Drafting: Marco Rios of Jonesboro (Silver)

Computer & Networking Technology:

Computer & Networking Tech Winner
Information Technology Services: Dayton Addington of Newport (Bronze)

Hospitality Services:

Culinary Winner
Culinary: Ashtyn Hayse of Cash (Bronze)

Our gold medal winners will head to Louisville, Ky this summer to represent ASUN at the National SkillsUSA competition. 

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel, and is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations