Posted on 04/21/2022
Culinary ArtsAccording to Director Eddie Crain, "NEACTC students have once again demonstrated their skills in head-to-head competition with other students across this great state.  And they have excelled even beyond our expectations.  Eleven state championships by one school is unheard of--until now."

SkillsUSA is the premiere state of Arkansas and USA platform for students to showcase the skills they have mastered.

The following lists each NEACTC STATE CHAMPION at Arkansas SkillsUSA Hot Springs 2022:
-Automotive Parts Specialist - Hunter Poe, Trumann
-Automotive Refinishing - Lily Williams, Jonesboro
-Health Care Skills - Lacie Gregg, GCT
-Chapter Display - April Bandy, Zaria Harris, Jonesboro
-Collision Repair Technology - Landon Hill, GCT
-Commercial Baking - Yasmine Talib, Jonesboro
-CNC Turning - Edwin Andrade, Nettleton
-Culinary Arts - Destre Washington, Nettleton
-Mechatronics - Joshua Maxwell, Zachary Watlington, Jonesboro
-Robotics & Automation Technology - Kerry Barrera, Kaleb Rock, Jonesboro
-Welding Sculpture - Molly Stahl, Jonesboro (Back-to-Back State Champion)

The following lists are STATE CHAMPION RUNNERSUP:
-CNC Milling Technology - Autumn New, Trumann
-Health Knowledge Bowl - Autumn Fields, Sara Fields, Keyarra Miles, Havanna Russell, all of Trumann
-Information Technology Services - Earl Franklin, Bay

Bronze medalists for 3rd place finish at SkillsUSA:
-Automotive Refinishing - Landon Eubanks, Paragoud
-Collision Repair Technology - Clayton Neal, Valley View
-CNC Milling Technology - Jonathan Koster, Nettleton
-Culinary Arts - Dillon Adams, Jonesboro
-Electrical Construction Wiring - Joseph Savage, Trumann
-HVACR - Nick Kifer, Brookland
-Health Knowledge Bowl - Jasmine Channell & Phillip Vassar, Westside, Naomi Clark & Hannah Daly, Jonesboro
-Information Technology Services - Ethan Reese, Bay
-Quiz Bowl - Houston Boling, Cooper Clark, Elmer Galeas, Eric Soberanis & Michael Sinistera, all Jonesboro

This year all 775 students, faculty and administration were members of both the national and state of Arkansas chapters of SkillsUSA.

For the sixth consecutive year, NEACTC was the highest attended secondary career center in all of Arkansas.

A sincere thank you to all NEACTC business and industry supporters.  As one area principal stated while touring her students this week, "You are making a difference in our student's lives."  We certainly agree with this humbling statement.
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