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Waubonsee Announces Winners of Local High School Drafting Contest

Waubonsee Community College this month hosted the annual Illinois Drafting Educators Association regional competition at its Sugar Grove Campus.

More than 60 students from five local high schools, including Aurora Central Catholic, West Aurora, Waubonsie Valley, Plano and Indian Valley Vocational Center in Sandwich, participated in the competition on March 14.

Students competed in eight different categories, testing their skills in traditional and computer-aided design, architectural drafting, and modeling.Students placing first and second in each category earned bids to compete in the state competition, scheduled to be held April 12 at Illinois State University in Normal.

Students earning top scores in the category of Architectural Board included Erica Yu and John Rodgers, both of Waubonsie Valley; in the Introductory CAD Division, Joaquin Sarabia and Justin Reynolds, both of West Aurora; in the Introductory Board division, Kien Huynh and Cody Horvath, both of West Aurora; in CAD Modeling, Ryan Newendyke, of West Aurora, and Luke Kearby, of Aurora Central Catholic; in Machine CAD,Arthur Krantz and Arvinto Pratomo, both of West Aurora; in Architectural 2D CAD, David Vellejo and Jacqueline Chavez, both of West Aurora; in Assembly Modeling, Thomas Ridge, of Aurora Central Catholic, and Dan Cordero, of Waubonsie Valley; and in Architectural 3D CAD, James Travis and Nicolet Chovancak, both of Waubonsie Valley.

Randall Hines, Waubonsee’s Instructor of Computer-Aided Design and Drafting, organized the IDEA Waubonsee Regional Competition.