South High School Students Place at SkillsUSA National Competition

South High School Students Place at SkillsUSA National Competition

(L-R) Ben Bilby, Zach McGrath, Robert Grogran, Ronald Kenyeri and South High teacher Mark Molinari at the SkillsUSA National Viewing Party at South High School.

Four students from South High School in Downers Grove competed in the virtual SkillsUSA National Competition earlier this summer. This past spring, each student was a state champion in their respective category. 

South High SkillsUSA advisors hosted a watch party of the virtual awards ceremony with the students and their families in the new STEAM wing at South High School. The following students National placements include:

  • Robert Grogan: 3rd Place / Bronze Medalist in Architectural Drawing
  • Ben Bilby and Zach McGrath: 4th Place in 3D Visualization and Animation
  • Ronald Kenyeri: 6th Place in Principles of Engineering
    • Ronald’s competition was not able to be shared.
    • Teacher Ms. Brandy Palmerin

“It has been a pleasure watching these students compete, grow and learn from their experience in the National SkillsUSA championship,” said Mark Molinari, South High School Career & Technical Education Teacher and SkillsUSA advisor. “Each student and advisor spent hours outside of the school year to create and submit their works for the competition.”

For more information, contact South High SkillsUSA Adviser Mark Molinari at To learn more about SkillsUSA Illinois, visit their website.