Six Central High School students recently competed at the SkillsUSA state competition in Peoria, with one team and one individual placing at the event.
Senior Kalyn Alberts and junior Jackson Harrington placed in their program's group event, while senior Abbey Hanson placed in her individual program's event, while
Kalyn, the daughter of Jerry and Krystal Alberts of Ashkum, and Jackson, the son of Victoria Harrington of Ashkum, partnered with a student from Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School to take second in the crime scene investigation event as part of the Law Enforcement program's competition.
Abbey, the daughter of Todd and Stephanie Hanson of Ashkum, placed sixth in the state in the Cosmetology event.
Senior Nick DiGregorio, son of Anthony and Geneva DiGregorio of Clifton, competed in the Information Technology Services event as a part of the Computer Tech program's competition.
Senior Delana Shreffler, daughter of Brian and Kelli Shreffler of Ashkum. and junior Evan Donnelly, son of Mark and Aubree Donnelly of Chebanse, competed on a team that participated in the crime scene investigation event as part of the Law Enforcement program's competition.
These six students attend the Kankakee Area Career Center, in addition to the four classes they attend at Central.
The SkillsUSA Championships are the capstone to the students' education in the respective programs. Students must qualify to compete in the SkillsUSA Championships. There are over 100 contests designed to test the students' skills.