SkillsUSA Illinois Championships!

Peoria, IL – Exciting News from the SkillsUSA Illinois Championships!

I am thrilled to share that over 80 talented students from our district showcased their incredible skills at the recent SkillsUSA Illinois Championships in Peoria. Congratulations to all participants from Lincoln Way Central High School, Lincoln Way East High School, Victor J Andrew High School, and Lockport Township High School East. Your hard work and determination were truly put to the test and you all rose to the challenge!

A special shout-out to our district champions:

Community Service: Addison Gast, Jamison O’Sullivan, Marlee Tracy (Team E) from Lincoln Way East

Welding Fabrication: Jenna Cronk, Ryan Dennison, Matt Reid (Team E) from Lincoln Way East

Architectural Drafting: Emily Do from Lockport Township High School East

Engineering Technology Design: Lia Merkel, Stephen Reuter, Krista Wojcickiewicz (Team 😎 from Lockport Township High School East

TeamWorks: Ryan Ebert, Patrick Jerabek, Bartosz Leja, Abel Torres (Team C) from Lockport Township High School East

Their achievements are a win for the individual students and also for our entire community. Their success in subjects from engineering and architecture to community service and skilled trades – it is how we pave the way for a brighter future in Illinois.

As State Representative, I remain committed to supporting the career advancement and technical education that prepares our students for the workforce. Let’s continue to invest in our students’ potential and build a stronger and skilled Illinois.

Go, team!