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Ozark Wins Big at State SkillsUSA Competition

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Members of the Arkansas Tech University – Ozark Campus were honored for their efforts this year at the SkillsUSA Competition held in Hot Springs.

The Arkansas Tech – Ozark students competed against other universities in the state in more than 15 categories of competition.  Seven students took home a first place finish and earned the right to compete in the national SkillsUSA competition in Kansas City in June.

The following is the complete list of students honored:

Gold Medalists:

  • Automotive Refinishing Technology – Garrison DeArmond
  • Computer Programming – David Smith
  • Cosmetology – Sabra Odom
  • HVACR – Justin Gatewood
  • Technical Computer Applications – Levi Smith
  • Web Design – Brandon Comer and Lisa Gattis

Silver Medalists:

  • Auto Parts Specialists – Corey Podell
  • Automotive Refinishing Technology – Hoyt Linthacum
  • Automotive Service Technology – Robert Fox
  • Collision Repair Technology – Brian White
  • Cosmetology – Tasha Hall
  • HVACR – Garry Sanders
  • Job Interview – Tiffany Burke
  • Prepared Speech – Elisa Floyd
  • Web Design – Renee Harris and Amanda Drum
  • Welding Fabrication – Trent Francia, Rich Mikich, and Nathanel Parrish

Bronze Medalists:

  • Auto Parts Specialist – Tommy Haney
  • Collision Repair Technology – Jerry Odom
  • HVACR – James Francis – Bronze
  • Technical Maintenance Applications – Ryan Harris
  • Welding – Bruce Godfrey

4th Place:

  • Auto Parts Specialists – Chase Haller

5th Place:

  • Auto Parts Specialists – Corey Ledgrand