Louisville, KY June 26 2015 –County Prep Junior Chengru Long has won the Silver Medal in the SkillsUSA national championship competition in Medical Math. The SkillsUSA Championships, held in Louisville, KY., took place June 22-26, 2015, as part of the SkillsUSA 50th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), a showcase of career and technical education students. During the week, more than 5,000 outstanding career and technical education students—all state contest winners, competed hands-on in 94 different trade, technical and leadership fields.
“We are very proud of Chengru and her accomplishments,” said Barbara Mendolla, County Prep Principal. “The students that participated in the Medical Math competition are true champions in their dedication to excellence in their occupational and their leadership skills.”
In the Medical Math competition, Gold Medal winners from each state demonstrate their knowledge of general math concepts used in the healthcare fields. They complete a written test that may include the use of ratio/proportion, dosage calculation, metric and household equivalents, Roman numerals, abbreviations, and general math including percentages, among other medical math-related problems.
The New Jersey Medical Math competition is one of four health occupation related contests that are hosted at County Prep each year. The winner of the NJ Medical Terminology contest also hosted at County Prep, went on to win a Gold Medal in the national competition as well. “The stream of national medal winners coming out of our state contest is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our local host committee”, said SkillsUSA Advisor Michael Grele.
SkillsUSA is a national partnership of students, teachers and industry, working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA chapters help students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations excel. SkillsUSA has more than 300,000 students and instructors as members.
For more information, visit www.SkillsUSA.org.