DGS Students Place at SkillsUSA State Championships 2022

DGS Students Place at SkillsUSA State Championships 2022

Seventy-seven students from South High School in Downers Grove competed in the SkillsUSA State Championships in Peoria, Ill. Students competed in four state competitions: 3-D Animation & Visualization, Architectural Drawing, Engineering Technology Design and Principles of Engineering. South High had a total of 6 Gold, 4 Silver, and 3 Bronze medal winners, plus 12 state placers.

“We’re incredibly proud of our students for their commitment and their success at the State SkillsUSA Competition,” said Mark Molinari, South High School Career & Technical Education Teacher and SkillsUSA advisor. “Each of the SkillsUSA advisors have spent hours with these students outside of class time preparing them for this unique opportunity to compete at the state level.”

Congratulations to the following students!

3D Design & Animation

  • State Champions - Ryan Pierson & Troy Graveen

  • 3rd Place - Franco Fierens Lezcano & Sumit Shah
  • 4th Place - Megan Mark & Marilyn Mejia
  • 6th place - James Marek & Kelsey Magnusson 

Architectural Drawing

  • State Champion - Robert Grogan

  • 2nd Place - Ava Rizzo
  • 3rd Place - Hannah Martin
  • 4th Place - Carter Smott
  • 5th Place - Isabel Okuku 
  • 6th Place - Owen Polivka

Engineering Technology Design

  • State Champions -  Kameron Jones, Leka Davis and Nathan Atseff

  • 2nd Place Team - Shiven Patel, Dean Spicuzza, and Jordon D’Urso
  • 3rd Place Team - Alex Soja, Bobby Sayre, and Zach Mead
  • 4th Place Team - Angela Manevska, Haley Hurst, Kenny Creamer

Principles of Engineering / Technology

  • 4th Place Team - Audrey Curulewski
  • 5th Place Team - Jennifer Dinkel

For more information, contact South High SkillsUSA Adviser Mark Molinari at mmolinari@csd99.org. To learn more about SkillsUSA Illinois, visit their website.