July 11, 2018

East Central Community College Career & Technical Education students received numerous awards during the 54th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Competition held June 25-29, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. More than 16,000 people, including students, teachers and business partners, participated in the weeklong event. Award winners included (front row, left to right) Emily Nelson of Little Rock, third place, early childhood education; Courtney Tillman of Decatur, sixth place, prepared speech; Elaina Boyle of Philadelphia, 17th place, cosmetology; and Jodi Vines of Stonewall, fourth place, job interview; and (back row, from left) Jonathan Collins of Forest, 22nd place, carpentry; and Jacob Robertson of Newton, 13th place, extemporaneous speech. (Submitted Photo)