Arkansas State University-Newport at Marked Tree hosted 80 High School Students from 12 high schools throughout Northeast Arkansas to compete in one of three competitions: Automotive Service Technology, Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology and Computer & Networking Technology.
Tyler Howton of Valley View High School took top honors in the Automotive Service Technology division. Finishing second was Cameron Harris of Valley View, while Gregoire Confer of Valley View took third place.
In the Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology division, Josh West of Jonesboro High School took first place, followed by second place Tanner Cecil of Riverside High School and third place Garrick Bryan of Buffalo Island Central High School.
The Computer & Networking Technology's top honor went to Noah Reeves of Jonesboro High School. Finishing second was Dylan Cobb of Bay High School followed by Brent Pace of Buffalo Island Central High School.
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.
Students from Westside, Paragould, Walnut Ridge, Valley View, Brookland, Greene County Tech, Jonesboro, Bay, Harrisburg, Newport, Riverside and Nettleton took part in the competition.