Northark scores 12 medals at SkillsUSA competition

Wed Apr 26, 2017 at 01:58 PM


Shown L- R, Back Row: Matthew Heinsohn, Austin Devine, Andrew Devine, Ethan Martin, Brent Lawrence, Dalton Smith, Matthew Alexander.  Front Row: Josh Burke, William (Shiloh) Lyons, Fines (Boone) Walker, Lemuel Dodson, Kelsey Davis and James Franks.

Several North Arkansas College Technical SkillsUSA students brought home 12 awards during the 2017 State Leadership Conference held recently in Hot Springs.  Eighteen students competed and seven qualified to compete in nationals.

The team earned two bronze medals, three silver and seven gold medals.

The SkillsUSA award placings are as follows: (*denotes students eligible for National Competition)

Gold Medals:

*Josh Burke, Masonry
*Jordon Cole, CNC Turning Technology

*Andrew Devine, Additive Manufacturing (Team Event)
*Austin Devine, Additive Manufacturing (Team Event)

*Brent Lawrence, Plumbing

*William (Shiloh) Lyons, Carpentry

*Fines (Boone) Walker, CNC Turning Technology, NTC Student

Silver Medals:

Kelsey Davis, Technical Related Math

James Franks, CNC Milling Technology

Ethan Martin, Cabinetmaking

Bronze Medals:

Lemuel Dodson, Residential Electrical Wiring
Zackery Johnson, Collision Repair Technology


This competition provides an avenue for students to apply everything they have learned in the classroom. 

Career and technical education students from high schools and colleges across the state competed in contests which included manufacturing, transportation, construction, hospitality and human service fields.

The students are now looking forward to national competition to be held in Louisville, KY June 19-23.

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