ASU-Searcy: Students Compete in SkillsUSAMay 3rd, 2012 | By admin | Category: Education
By Frances Hart, Public Information Coordinator
Students from Arkansas State University-Searcy, a technical campus of ASU-Beebe, recently participated in the SkillsUSA State Competition, held April 9-11 at the Hot Springs Convention Center.
ASU-Searcy students competed in categories of secondary and post-secondary Computerized Machining Technology, Diesel Technology, Technical Drafting, and Welding Technology. Each project took from six hours to several months to complete.
Levi Garriott of Heber Springs, who attends Rose Bud High School and represented the ASU-Searcy Regional Career Center, won a third place bronze award in secondary welding. Troy Reed is the Welding Technology instructor.
Derek Lewis of Beebe, Mark Churchill of Lake Orion, MI, and Michael Middleton of Bradford all won first place gold awards in post-secondary welding in metal fabrication. Carolyn Hendrix of Oneida, NY, and Amanda Wyman of Houston, TX, both won first place gold awards in post-secondary welding chapter display. Terry McKinney and John Reed are the Welding Technology instructors for these students.
Amanda McDougal of Ward won a first place gold award and Avery Burrow of Judsonia won a third place bronze award in post-secondary diesel. Harold Emery is the Diesel Technology instructor.
James Lay of Beebe won a first place gold award and Ben Gilpin of Romance won a third place bronze award in post-secondary technical drafting. Joe Petty and Derrick Holobaugh are instructors for the Technical Drafting and Computerized Machining Technology.
Brittney Rigsby of Pangburn, who attends Pangburn High School, and Nikki Foster of Kensett and Skye Ferrell of Searcy, who both attend Riverview High School, won first place gold awards in secondary computer machining chapter display. The participants represented the ASU-Searcy Regional Career Center.
For more details about ASU-Beebe, call (501) 882-3600 or visit www.asub.edu.