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April 2018

ASUN Students Win at Arkansas SkillsUSA Competition

Arkansas State University-Newport students earned 14 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 with medals
Cosmetology Winners (from left): Kate Wilson of Trumann (Silver), Ashlynn Davis of Trumann (Gold) and Sydney Stone of Trumann (Bronze)

Esthetics Winners & Medals
Esthetics Winners (from left): Gabriella Kirkham of Manila (Gold) and Alysen Swafford of Steele, MO (Silver)

Cosmetology Job Skills Winners
Job Skills Winners (from left): Julia Merrill of Wynne (Silver) and Cailey Hillis of Jonesboro (Gold)

Cosmetology Job Interview Winner
Job Interview Winner: Heidi Philyaw of Lepanto (Gold)

Energy Control Technology:

Electrical Construction Wiring Winner
Electrical Construction Wiring: Brandon Clay of West Memphis (Gold)

Collision Refinishing and Repair Technology:

Collision Repair & Refinishing Winners
From Left: Automotive Refinishing - Ryen Foreman of Bono (Bronze) and
Collision Repair - Caleb Taylor of Brookland (Bronze)

Diesel Technology:

Diesel Tech Winner
Diesel Technology: Tyler Howton of Harrisburg (Bronze)

Diesel Tech High School Winner
Diesel Technology High School Division: Clayton Rainwater of Newark (Gold)

Hospitality Services:

Culinary Arts Winner
Culinary Arts: Bryan Hernandez of Jonesboro (Gold)

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.