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On Friday, April 22 the L.F. Henderson Intermediate Panther Cubs along with faculty and staff, and community members opened Arkansas’ first Ben Carson Reading Room. The reading room project is an initiative of the Carson Scholars Fund designed to promote daily, independent reading.
More than 1,500 students in technical programs across the state participated in the 2016 SkillsUSA Arkansas Leadership and Skills Championship at the Hot Springs Convention Center on April 11-13, 2016
Ninety schools in Arkansas participated a this year's event. About 1,570 students took part in 80 competitions, including leadership events. Ashdown High School's SkillsUSA Chapter, sponsored by Amy Silva, Health Science Technology Education teacher, took eight students to compete in various events.
Pictured are (back row L-R) Nathan House - First Aid & CPR, Alex Simmons - MedicalMath, Jon Michael Molock, First Aid & CPR, Isaac Cross - Promotional Bulletin Board, (front row L-R) Kaylee Silva - Promotional Bulletin Board, Amee Parker - First Aid & CPR, Laiken Newton - Job Interview and Madison Swilley - Medical Math. Congratulations to Nathan House, Jon Michael Molock and Laiken Newton for placing Top 10 in their events and to Alex Simmons, Isaac Cross and Kaylee Silva for placing Top 5 in their events.
SillsUSA offers students the opportunity to demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. It also helps to establish industry standards for job skill training and promote community service. SkillsUSA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and is cited as a "successful model of employer driven youth development training program' by the U.S. Department of Labor.
More than 300,000 students and advisors join SkillsUSA annually. The total alumni and lifetime memberships are now more than 360,000. Arkansas services 5,000 members each year.