The Arkansas Northeastern College Technical Center at Burdette took 24 high school competitors and 4 post-secondary competitors to the Arkansas SkillsUSA State Competitions this week. Twenty-two of the competitors traveled to Hot Springs, AR, where they competed in the Welding, Criminal Justice, Crime Scene Investigation, and Medical Terminology competitions. Six of the students traveled to Southern Arkansas University in Camden, AR, to compete in the Aviation Maintenance competition. Ryan Crouch of Manila placed 2nd in Criminal Justice, Michael Rawson of Manila placed 2nd in Aviation Maintenance, Landen Stutts of Manila placed 3rd in Aviation Maintenance, and Cody Hearyman of Blytheville placed 3rd in Welding. Chase Farrish won the post-secondary State Championship in Welding Sculpture, and Chase Walker placed 2nd in the post-secondary Aviation Maintenance competition.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel, and is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. The ANC Technical Center offers Skills memberships to all of its students, and encourages Club involvement, even sending students to the National competition in years past.
For more information about the ANC Technical Center, please visit www.anc.edu/technicalcenter/ or call 870-763-1468.
|Criminal Justice competitors (L-R): Duane Busby (Instructor), Tyler Smith, Brian Reynolds, Cindy Tomblin, Ryan Crouch, Cecil Langston, Curtis Lunsford, and Kalei Wimbley.|
|Medical Terminology competitors (L-R): Chris Hunt, Tailynn Richmond, Tonya Lucas, Ally Ainsworth, and Abby Hurley.|
|Aviation Maintenance competitors (L-R): Landen Stutts, Michael Rawson, Chase Walker, and Brian Dennis (Instructor)|
|(Left) Ryan Crouch|
|(L-R) David Davis (Instructor) and Post-Secondary Welding Structure State Champion - Chase Farrish|