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March 2016

ASUN-Marked Tree Hosts Automotive Skills Seminar

ASU-Newport Marked Tree Automotive Service and Collision Repair Programs Seminar

MARKED TREE (Ark.) 3/29/2016 – The Marked Tree campus of Arkansas State University-Newport played host Tuesday to the 16th annual Automotive Skills Seminar for high school students.

Students from nine high schools from across Northeast Arkansas competed in the event, with Wilson Felkins of Westside High School taking top honors in the Automotive Skills division, and Jensen Russell of Westside winning the Collision Repair and Refinishing division.

Finishing second in the Automotive Skills division was Mason Mitchell of Paragould High School, while Dylan Hatcher of Valley View High School took third place honors. In the Collision Repair division, Mackenzie Butler of Greene County Tech finished in second place, with Ashton Exum of Paragould High School rounding out third place.

Automotive Service Technology Seminar Skills Winners
 Automotive Service Competition (from left): Michael Nowlin, ASUN Instructor of Automotive Technology; second place winner Mason Mitchell of Paragould High School; first place winner Wilson Felkins of Westside High School; third place winner Dylan Hatcher of Valley View High School and Robert Summers, ASUN Dean for Applied Science. Felkins was awarded a full tuition renewable scholarship to ASUN for winning the competition, Mitchell was awarded a $750 renewable ASUN scholarship and Hatcher was awarded a $500 renewable ASUN scholarship.

Winners in each division received a full tuition renewable scholarship to ASUN along with tool kits. Second place finishers were awarded $750 renewable scholarships to ASUN and tool kits, while third place finishers received $500 renewable ASUN scholarships and tool kits.

Collision Repair Skills Assessment Winners
Collision Repair and Refinishing competition (from left): David Milam, ASUN Instructor of Collision Repair Technology; second place winner Mackenzie Butler of Greene County Tech High School; first place winner Jensen Russell of Westside High School; third place winner Ashton Exum of Paragould High School and Robert Summers, ASUN Dean for Applied Science. Russell was awarded a full tuition renewable scholarship to ASUN for winning the competition, Butler was awarded a $750 renewable ASUN scholarship and Exum was awarded a $500 renewable ASUN scholarship.

Along with students from Westside, Paragould, Valley View and Greene County Tech, students from Jonesboro, Bay, Harrisburg, Riverside and Nettleton took part in the competition.