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First female auto body painter says job is a dream

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Jonesboro has the first female auto body painter working at Collision Repair.

Rachel Scott recently graduated from Arkansas State University-Newport Marked Tree Campus.

“The people here are so nice and it is exactly what I dreamt it would be,” Scott said.

Scott has only been working at Collision Repair for two days and says this is something she has been dreaming of doing for years.

“I have always been into cars, I like drag racing and stuff and my family has always been into them. I am also really artistic so I just put two and two together, painting and cars,” Scott said.

Scott thanked ASU-Newport and her professor David Milam for helping her get to this point.

“All the techniques and stuff you learn and learning to work with other people, all of it, you can take with you,” Scott said. 

She told Region 8 News it is very special to be the first female auto body painter in Jonesboro.

“It is very honoring and rewarding for sure,” Scott said.

Scott said she is excited to be doing what she loves as a career.

“It makes me feel like I really did something and I am proud of myself,” Scott said. 

Although Scott said she is honored by all the recognition and encouragement so far, she is even more honored to be working alongside talented auto body painters who have been doing this for years.

She is excited to learn more from them at Collision Repair.

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