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.
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.
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.