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Through Contest, Waubonsee Students Encourage Each Other to Complete Their Studies

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The inaugural Motivate to Complete winners pose with college administrators and faculty.

Four Waubonsee Community College students took home prizes in the college’s inaugural “Motivate to Complete” Public Service Announcement Contest recently.

Taking the $500 first prize was Maxwell Johnson, of Naperville, with his “Relating to Life” poster designs. Amelia Cintula and Eric Wright, both of Batavia, teamed up to create the second-place “Mission Complete” poster and mobile app, winning $350 in prize money in the process. Jorge Arciniega, of Yorkville, walked away with $200 and third place for his series of ads/posters entitled “Series of Ideas.”

The contest was created and coordinated by Professor of Communications Larry Modaff, who, in light of local, state and national emphasis on college completion, wanted to encourage Waubonsee students to explore their own college-related motivations and then articulate those to their peers.

"Ideally, entries in the contest will help students stay focused on their goals and the many rewards of attaining a college credential,” Modaff said. “Every little bit of motivation can help."

The contest’s prize money was donated by Media Moire, Inc.; Isoprime Corporation; and the Waubonsee Student Senate.