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PTC congratulates 2009 Skills Winners

More than three dozen Pulaski Technical College students brought home gold, silver and bronze medals this week from the Arkansas SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Championships in Hot Springs.
Hundreds of students from across state competed at the two-day event, which tests students' knowledge, ability and leadership skills in their respective fields. Competing were students from the college's Technical and Industrial programs, Arkansas Culinary School and the Saline County Career Center.

Twenty-three students received first-place gold medals and can advance to the National Leadership and Skills Conference to be held June 21-26 in Kansas City, Mo. where prizes and scholarships are awarded.

College students who received a silver or gold medal in the post-secondary competition and high school students who get a gold medal in a secondary competition all receive a tuition scholarship to Pulaski Tech.
On Tuesday, Gov. Mike Beebe visited the Hot Springs Convention Center, offering encouragement to competitors. He also served as the keynote speaker for the advisors' luncheon on the opening day.

Congratulations to the following students and their instructors:

ATV/Motorcycle (Instructor Troy Cooper)
Gold - Gibson Harris
Silver - Ruston Brack

Collision Repair - Automotive Refinishing (Instructors Ken Leslie and Jacob Standley)
Gold - Darius Martin

Collision Repair Technology (Instructors Ken Leslie and Jacob Standley)
Gold - Charles Myers

Small Engine (Instructor Ray Hoover)
Gold - James M. Caldwell
Silver - Virgil W. Reed
Bronze - Daniel W. Farley

Welding - Plate Cutting  (Instructor Steve Williams)
Bronze - Todd Chrissonberry

Commercial Baking (Chefs Woody Powell, Jan Lewandowski and Herman Lee)

Gold - Meredith Bennett
Silver - Brad Cash

Culinary Arts (Chef Cynthia East)
Bronze medal - Tyrone Fox

Food and Beverage Service   (Instructors Lorri Hambuchen, Don Dougan and Karla Nardi)
Gold - Mason Hargett
Silver - Crystal Phelps

Saline County Career Center
Post-Secondary   (Instructors Regina Woodard and Chris Nicklaus)

Outstanding Chapter 
Gold - Whitney Winters

Nail Care
Gold - Ashley Bennett
Model: Becky LaBee

Bronze - Amanda Souaysene
Model: Emily Elder

Opening & Closing Team
Gold - Whitney Scoggins, Paige Scammell, Nick Yarberry, Tiffany Varnell, Matt Kyle, Anna Gullett and Amy Martin

Statesman Award
Paige Scammell   

Saline County Career Center
(Secondary competitions)

Job Skills Demonstration  (Instructor Joey Bowman and Instructor Paul Ames)
Gold - David Zayas

Medical Terminology 
Gold - Parker Taylor (Instructor Melodye Van Cleave and Instructor Dr. Terry Johnson)
Silver - Brittany Kirchoff  

Customer Service (Instructor Melodye Van Cleave and Instructor Dr. Terry Johnson)
Silver - Kala Haynes

Outstanding Chapter (Instructor Patty McCormack)
Gold - Jennifer Perez and Melissa Lopez

Nail Care  (Instructor Patty McCormack)
Gold - Kendra Wicker
Model: Kim Dickson

Cosmetology (Under 400 hours) (Instructor Patty McCormack)
Silver - Kayelin Roberts

Basic Health Care Skills (Instructor Terry Johnson)
Silver - Halie Beckwith

Health Occupations Prof. Portfolio (Instructor Melodye Van Cleave)
Gold - Brittany Izard

Statesman Awards

Jessica Salyers, Kelly Schipper, Colton Girlinghouse, Brittany Kirchoff, Jessica Sturgeon, Haley Machycek, Melissa Resendiz, Chelsea Canton, Kala Haynes, Shelbie Heerboth, Kaitlynn Jackson, Michelle Liszewski, Ladi Mayhan, Shelby Poole, Christina Chenault, Casey Black and StephanieVint

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3000 West Scenic Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72118
Phone: (501) 812-2200

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