ATU-Ozark, ATCC Students Win SkillsUSA Awards

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Students from Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus and Arkansas Tech Career Center earned awards at the 2024 SkillsUSA competitions in Hot Springs.

Listed below are the medal winners from ATU-Ozark Campus:

  • Gold in Auto Parts Specialist-Madison Southern
  • Silver in Automotive Refinishing-Clara Griffith
  • Bronze in Auto Parts Specialist-John DeJarnatt
  • Bronze in HVAC and Refrigeration-Kenneth Rorabaugh

These Arkansas Tech Career Center students earned SkillsUSA state championships:

  • Health Knowledge Bowl-Jafet Alcocer-Beneties, Averyella Bales, Aaron Gutierrez and Rielly Lemmons
  • Information Technology Services-Jonathan Muha
  • Technical Computer Applications-Theodore Muha

In addition, Arkansas Tech Career Center student Dane Christisen was awarded the bronze medal in information technology services.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. A non-profit national education association, SkillsUSA serves middle school, high school and college/postsecondary students preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations.

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