2019 SkillsUSA Illinois State Championship

From April 11-13, students competed at the SkillsUSA Illinois State Leadership and Skills Conference in Springfield. Gold medalists have earned the honor of competing at the National Skills and Leadership Conference in Louisville, KY in June. Congratulations to all competitors and Best of Luck in Louisville:

Medalists from Illinois Central College:


1 Garland Laskowski
2 Alex Davis Photography
3 Aaron Wilder Information Technology Service
4 James Sullivan Screen Printing Technology
5 Nicholas Simpson Diesel Equipment Technology
6 Samantha Killen Graphic Imaging Sublimation
7 Alex Davis Pin Design
8 Jade Milloy-Cobb Graphic Communications
9 Haliah Offutt
Ibraheem Hughes
3-D Animation and Visualization
10 Cayden Hess
Mason Hess
Gage Stear
Welding Fabrication
11 Alex Davis Creative Photography Display: Digital – Color


1 Krislyn Hightower Photography
2 Jamie Boyer Screen Printing Technology
3 Joseph Ghazanfari
Bryce Martin
Ben RIxstine
Welding Fabrication
4 Devin Welchman Creative Photography Display: Digital – Color
5 Josh Smith
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration
6 Chase Malone Diesel Equipment Technology


1 Nick Carlson
Diesel Equipment Technology
2 Devin Welchman
Pin Design
3 Dustin George
Hunter Jones
Brock Terry
Welding Fabrication

Thank you to all the advisors, students and alumni from ICC to assist in making this conference a success. Special thanks to chapter co-advisors Kim Hawthorne and Kevin Wells as well as our faculty advisors: Jeff Gardner, Colin Campbell, Ron Albertson, Brian Weaver, John Baggett, Shane Seals, and Jeff Joos for taking their time to attend the conference to help the students in Springfield.

Thank you to our chapter officers: Alex Davis and Aaron Wilder for going above and beyond in helping the organization before, during, and after the conference. Special thanks as always to Dr. Quirk-Bailey, Bruce Budde, Dr. Awuah, our administration, the Educational Foundation and to the ICC Board of Directors for your continued support of our efforts and our organization!