Waubonsee students win at state contest
Sugar Grove—Seven Waubonsee Community College students earned awards at the recent Illinois SkillsUSA competition in Springfield. SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations.
Waubonsee took the top two spots in Automotive Refinishing with Alexandra Domar, of Maple Park, finishing first, and classmate Gus Peciulis, of Lisle, finishing second. The college also earned a first-place finish in the Community Service category, as Andrew Dohr, Ryan Harwick and Daniel Hernandez, all of Batavia, were recognized for their efforts to bring laptop computers and educational software to children at Aurora’s Hesed House and Two Rivers Head Start.
Finishing second at the state competition were Sergio Batista, of Aurora, in the Automotive Technology category, and Kelsie Zabel, of Hinckley, in the Preschool Teaching Assistant competition.
First place finishers Domar, Dohr, Harwick and Hernandez will move on to compete at the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, Mo., in June.