Student wins SkillsUSA honor

Lindbergh High School and South Technical High School graduate Matthew Anderson recently won the bronze medal in his division at the national SkillsUSA Championships in Kansas City.

Anderson, a 2010 graduate, competed in “Technical Medical Math,” winning first place at the division and state levels before advancing to nationals. He was enrolled in South Tech’s Lab Tech/Pharmacy program.

“Matt competed in Technical Medical Math, which is pretty hard,” Rosina Palmer, his SkillsUSA adviser at South Tech, stated in a news release. “Only the best of the best make it to nationals. They are extremely focused and want to win.”

About 5,600 secondary and post-secondary students from across the country and Puerto Rico compete in 96 SkillsUSA contests at the national competition. Students who compete must be enrolled in career technical education programs.