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EACC students earn awards at SkillsUSA Conference

EACC's diesel technology students recently earned awards during the 2024 Arkansas SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference held in Hot Springs in April.

Mason White, Diesel Technology student of Wheatley was awarded a silver medal in the Diesel Equipment Technology competition.

Cody Forrester, EACC Secondary Career Center student from Wynne High School, won first place in the Fuel Economy Station competition hosted by United Rentals in the Diesel Equipment Technology section.  United Rentals also awarded prize drawings to EACC's diesel technology students Gavin Blocker of Moro, Tristen Pike of Jonesboro, and Cody Forrester. 

EACC offers a variety of career and technical programs including programs for high school students through the Secondary Career Center.  For more information or to register, call 870-633-4480 or visit

SkillsUSA is a national membership association serving high school, college and middle school students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.  The association provides educational programs, events, and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the classes.


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Mason White of Wheatley presents his certificates and silver medal award received during the SkillsUSA Diesel Equipment Technology competition


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From left, EACC Diesel Technology instructor Bill Mathes with students Cody Forrester, Mason White, Tristen Pikey, Gavin Blocker, and Carmen Mathes.  EACC's diesel technology students competed and observed during the SkillsUSA competition.

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