Seventeen Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus and Arkansas Tech Career Center students, including Tiffany Orff of Booneville, earned awards at the 2018 Skills USA Arkansas State Competition in Hot Springs.

“We congratulate our award winners and recognize the efforts of all our Ozark campus competitors who positioned themselves to succeed said Bruce Sikes, ATU-Ozark chancellor.”

Competing in welding technology, Orff won gold for welding fabrication. She was part of a team that included Kris Harkey of Paris and Serena Vanderford of Clarksville. The team’s instructor is C.J. Danekas from Booneville.

The team will be conducting fundraisers in the coming weeks to try to acquire money to attend the national competition.