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Waubonsee Students Qualify for Illinois SkillsUSA Competition

Fourteen Waubonsee Community College students will advance to the Illinois SkillsUSA Skills Competition in April after demonstrating their knowledge in the local competitions.

In February, 20 Waubonsee students were evaluated in categories related to automotive repair, auto body repair, computer-aided drafting and machine tool technology during the SkillsUSA qualifying sessions.

For this round of competition, students received written tests and those whose scores ranked in the Top 10 of each category advanced to compete in the Illinois SkillsUSA Competition April 23-25 in Springfield.

Earning invitations to the state competition were: in the Automotive Refinishing category, Waubonsee students Jose Martinez Joya, of Carpentersville; and Mitchell Hogan, Andrew Butzow and Jordan Herrera, each of Marengo;

In Auto Service Technology, Luis Martinez, of Carpentersville, and Drew Kleyweg, of Yorkville;

In Collision Repair Technology, Daniel Dwyer, of St. Charles; Paul Giuliano, of Batavia; Rene Alanis, Humberto Alvarez and Jose Coronel, each of Aurora; and Benjamin Koehler, of Sandwich;

In the Technical Drafting CAD category, Marc Thornton, of Plano;

And, in CNC Technician, Joseph Lemire, of Plano.