Eighteen students from Arkansas State University-Newport’s Marked Tree campus competed in the Arkansas SkillsUSA competition April 8-10 in Hot Springs.  Twelve of the 18 students won medals in the competition, including first-place winners Robert Barker of Lake City (Computer Maintenance Technology), Therman Welch of Jonesboro (Internetworking), Rachel Clements of Marion (Cosmetology), and Amber Steward and Brigitte Schwartz both of Jonesboro (Esthetics Team).

ASU-Newport’s first place winners will now advance to the National SkillsUSA competition, which will be held in June in Kansas City.  ASU-Newport’s 12 winners in the Arkansas SkillsUSA competition were: Computer Maintenance Technology 1st Place – Robert Barker (Lake City) 2nd Place – Christopher Webb (Harrisburg) Internetworking 1St Place – Therman Welch (Jonesboro) 2nd Place – Edgar Hernandez (Fisher) 3rd Place – Morgan James (Jonesboro) Automotive Refinishing Technology 2nd Place – Adam Cooper (Trumann) Cosmetology 1st Place – Rachel Clements (Marion) 2nd Place – Michelle Barnes (Trumann) 3rd Place – Ariel Vertrea (West Memphis) Esthetics (Team) 1st Place – Amber Steward and Brigitte Schwartz (Both of Jonesboro) Job Skill Demonstration A 3rd Place – Rebekah Vinson (Marion) Arkansas State University-Newport is a degree granting community college with campuses in Jonesboro, Marked Tree and Newport, Arkansas.  It is a part of the Arkansas State University System.  For more information about what is going on at ASU-Newport, visit us on our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/ASUNewport, where you will find news and photos highlighting achievements and events at all three campuses.  Follow us on Twitter at @ASUNewport for quick information about what is going on at ASUN. This and other releases about Arkansas State University-Newport can be found online atwww.asun.edu