Automotive Students Earn College Scholarships
Marked Tree - Two NEACTC students from Westside earned full tuition scholarships while six NEACTC students overall earned scholarships to Arkansas State University Newport in competitions held on the Marked Tree campus in late March.

AS_AC1Students competed in automotive service (AS) and automotive collision (AC).

AS students competed in parts identification for all eight ASE certification areas although only four areas are included in Career & Tech Center curriculum.

Winners in the AS competition were Joel Felkins (Westside), first place, Mason Mitchell (Paragould), second place, and Dylan Hatcher (Valley View), third place.

AC students participated in auto body plastic repair, parts identification, and completed an ASE written exam.

ACAC winners included:
-Jensen Russell (Westside), first place
-Mackenzie Butler (Greene County Tech), second place
-Ashton Exum (Paragould), third place

ASUN officials presented scholarships renewable for two years.  Full tuition scholarships were awarded to both Joel and Jensen as champions in their divisions.  Mason and Mackenzie received a $750 scholarship, while $500 was awarded per semester to both Dylan and Ashton.

AS_AC2NEACTC AS instructor David Ashlock noted how proud he was of his students.  "I was really proud of them and was a little surprised at some of them, how well they did," Ashlock said.  The instructor in auto collision is Jeff Smith.

NEACTC is a nationally accredited secondary technical center in both automotive service and automotive collision through NATEF, the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation.  NEACTC students learn skills and pass rigorous testing to achieve prestigious ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certifications in both AS and AC.

Congratulations NEACTC students.  Keep up the excellent work!