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April 2019

High school students take home ASUN scholarships at skills competition

Arkansas State University-Newport at Marked Tree hosted nearly 100 area high school students to test their skills in three competitions. Students competed in Automotive Service Technology, Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology and Computer Networking Technology.

On March 28, 2019, students were tested on their knowledge of parts and tools used in each division as well as troubleshooting skills. Each winner received a renewable scholarship to ASU-Newport along with tool kits.

Automotive Service Technology Winners:
Austin Glasco of Valley View High School took first place in Automotive Service Technology. Warren Poff of Paragould High School won second and Dylan Molder from Harrisburg High School took third.

Automotive winners pictured at the competition.
Second row: David Ashlock with NEACTC, Michael Nowlin, ASUN's Associate Dean for Applied Science/Senior Instructor of Automotive Technology. Front row: Dylan Molder, Austin Glasco, Warren Poff, Robert Burgess, ASUN's Dean for Applied Science, Dr. Sandra Massey, Chancellor of ASUN

Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology Winners:
In Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology, John Barber won first place. Austin Bennett took second place, and Kashiwa Milligan received third place. All three students are from Jonesboro High School in conjunction with the Northeast Arkansas Career & Tech Center.

Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology winner pictured at the competition.
From left: Jeff Smith with NEACTC, John Barber, Austin Bennett, Kashiwa Milligan and David Milam, ASUN Instructor of Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology

Computer Networking Technology Winners:
First place in Computer Networking Technology went to David Adams. He attends Jonesboro High School in conjunction with the Northeast Arkansas Career & Tech Center. Second place went to Zachary Veteto with third place going to Christopher Yarch. The second and third place winners both attend Nettleton High School in conjunction with the Northeast Arkansas Career & Tech Center.

Computer Networking Technology winners pictured at the competition.
Second row: Daniel Adamson, ASUN's Advanced Instructor of Computer Networking Technology, Brandon Turner with NEACTC, Robert Burgess, ASUN's Dean for Applied Science, Dr. Sandra Massey, Chancellor of ASUN. Front row: Christopher Yarch, David Adams, Zachary Veteto

Students from Marked Tree, Greene County Tech, Paragould, Jonesboro, Harrisburg, Valley View, Brookland, Nettleton, Riverside and Westside competed in the skills competition.