Addison Trail hosts SkillsUSA National Signing Day

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On May 5, Addison Trail participated in the SkillsUSA National Signing Day.

That event celebrates high school seniors and college/postsecondary students who have chosen to pursue a career as a professional in any of the skilled trades. The goal is to help close the skills gap and raise awareness of options available in the skilled trades. For more information, go to

Ten Addison Trail seniors and one junior who is completing an internship were recognized as they signed letters of intent, in a style similar to National Signing Day events for student-athletes. They were celebrated among school administrators, teachers, SkillsUSA advisers, family members and friends. To watch the ceremony, click on the video above. To view pictures from the event, see the photo gallery at

Below are the students who were recognized, along with their postsecondary plans.

  • Christian Benitez: College of DuPage (Automotive)

  • Morri Bernardo: College of DuPage (Automotive)

  • Jonathan Campos: Lincoln Tech (Automotive)

  • Angel Delgado: JM Underground (Construction)

  • Christopher Gibson Jr.: College of DuPage (Automotive)

  • Michael Godenius: SWD Inc. / College of DuPage (Automotive)

  • William Morales: U.S. Marines (Aviation technician)

  • Luigi Ruffolo: U.S. Marines (HVAC technician)

  • John Taci: U.S. Marines (Aviation technician)

  • Daniel Zielinski: College of DuPage (Automotive)

  • Junior Daniel Urquide: Helm (HVAC/Mechanical)