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February 2020

ASU-Newport hosts 5 area high schools for Energy Control Technology competition

Arkansas State University-Newport at Marked Tree hosted a high school Energy Control Technology competition and awarded several scholarships. Students from 5 area high schools joined faculty and staff to test their skills on February 18, 2020. 

Students from East Poinsett County School District, Marked Tree School District, NEA Career and Tech Center, Piggott High School and Valley View High School were tested on tool identification, schematic drawing, safety and skills in hard wiring, and an electrical written test. The purpose of the contest is to provide the competitors with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in the industry relevant to safety-oriented procedures and hands-on applications, both through practical and theoretical application.  

Pictured from left to right: Dr. Sandra Massey, Chancellor, Robert Burgess, Dean of Applied Science, Jordan White (First Place), and Caliem Morris, Valley View High School Instructor.
Pictured from left to right: Dr. Sandra Massey, Chancellor,
Robert Burgess, Dean of Applied Science, Jordan White (First Place), and Caliem Morris, Valley View High School Instructor.

Taking first place was Jordan White of Valley View High School. White received a $6,000 scholarship to ASU-Newport.  Second place went to Matthew Privett of Marked Tree High School receiving a $4,000 scholarship to ASU-Newport.  Finishing third was Logan Nordrum of Valley View High School. Nordram received a $2,000 scholarship to ASU-Newport. In addition to scholarships, winners received a variety of tools to take home.

Pictured from left to right: Dr. Sandra Massey, Chancellor, Robert Burgess, Dean of Applied Science, Matthew Privett (Second Place), and Chad Stoddard, Marked Tree High School Instructor.
Pictured from left to right: Dr. Sandra Massey, Chancellor,
Robert Burgess, Dean of Applied Science, Matthew Privett (Second Place), and Chad Stoddard, Marked Tree High School Instructor.

Pictured from left to right: Dr. Sandra Massey, Chancellor, Robert Burgess, Dean of Applied Science, Logan Nordrum (Third Place), and Caliem Morris, Valley View High School Instructor.
Pictured from left to right: Dr. Sandra Massey, Chancellor,
Robert Burgess, Dean of Applied Science, Logan Nordrum (Third Place), and Caliem Morris, Valley View High School Instructor.

"We were very pleased to have five great schools compete in our Energy Control Technology competition," said Mark Constant, Advanced Instructor for Energy Control Technology at ASU-Newport. "We enjoy opening our campus to future students who have an interest in energy control, and we wouldn't be able to put on this competition without our industry partners. This competition offers students a unique opportunity to see what ASUN has to offer and the jobs available in this field." 
 

For more photos from the competition click here