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Waubonsee Students Among Nation’s Top 10 in Auto Body and Community Service

Four Waubonsee Community College students earned awards at the recent national SkillsUSA competition in Kansas City, Mo. 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 student Alexandra Domar, of Maple Park, finished eighth in the nation in the Automotive Refinishing category. Domar, who became the college’s first female auto body graduate this year, was tested on a variety of skills at the competition, including surface preparation; spray gun operation; paint mixing, matching and applying; and safety measures. 

Finishing fourth in the nation in the Community Service category was the team of Andrew Dohr, Ryan Harwick and Daniel Hernandez, all of Batavia. This past year, the team worked to bring laptop computers and educational software to children at Aurora’s Hesed House and Two Rivers Head Start. For the competition, they had to submit a notebook and deliver a presentation summarizing their efforts.