The Ouachita Career Center at College of the Ouachitas took fifty-two students to attend and compete in seven of the SkillsUSA state competition areas on Tuesday, April 9, at the Hot Springs Convention Center. The Ouachita Career Center students brought home 20 medals - 6 Gold, 5 Silver, and 9 Bronze in 9 different contests.
The contest areas included:
- Health Sciences
- Criminal Justice
- Automotive Service Technology
- Leadership and Job Skills
With every program having at least one medalist, Ouachita Career Center students scored the following medals:
- Nurse Assisting I - Alexis Ozment (Sheridan)
- Nurse Assisting II – Blake Matlock (Magnet Cove)
- T-Shirt Design - Mistaya Sawyer (Magnet Cove)
- Related Technical Math - Garrett Collie (Arkadelphia)
- Action Skills - Romeo Bonner (Arkadelphia)
- Medical Terminology - Bethany Wunderlich (Glen Rose)
- Crime Scene Investigation – Krysteene Douglas (Glen Rose); JohnPaul Helberg (Glen Rose); Edith Baker (Glen Rose)
- Carpentry – Peter Herman (Magnet Cove)
- Medical Terminology - Kitzy Saucedo (Benton)
- Welding Fabrication – Zachary Wacaster (Magnet Cove); Hunter Evans (Poyen); Chase Sprouse (Poyen)
- Opening and Closing Ceremony –Elijah Medders (Benton); Olivia Allen (Benton); Brayden Bell (Benton); Sergio Gomez (Sheridan): Dylan Thomas (Sheridan); Will Donham (Sheridan)
The students represented their programs superbly and worked diligently to prepare in their respective areas of competition.
Congratulations to the Ouachita Career Center instructors on an excellent job preparing their students to compete in the SkillsUSA state competitions. The success of the students hinged on the dedication of their instructors in preparing them for these events.
(Photos not available of B. Wunderlich and K. Soucedo.)