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Waubonsee Students Place in State Automotive Competition, Will Compete Nationally

Four Waubonsee Community College students placed at the Illinois SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference held in Springfield this month.

Gold medalists are: Melanie Thomas, of Marengo, Automotive Refinishing Technology; Daniel Dwyer, of Cortland, Collision Repair Technology; Drew Kleyweg, of Yorkville, Automotive Service Technology.

Andrew Butzow, of Marengo, won a silver medal for Automotive Refinishing Technology.  

The students who earned gold will head to Louisville, Ky., June 20 through 24, for the 52nd Annual National Leadership and Skills Conference to compete for the national awards.  

A total of eight Waubonsee students from Auto Body, Auto Tech and Machine Tool Technology qualified to compete at the State level. The team was prepped and led by faculty members Jim Armitage, Ken Kunz, Andy MacDonald, Charlie Ruetsche and Guy Tiberio.   Randy Hines also participated in the conference as the Supervisor for the Additive Manufacturing contest.