News and Updates

Welcome to the South Tech news archive where we feature stories on students, school programs and activities, alumni and professional partnerships.
Machinists Gear Up for BotsSTL

Machinists Gear Up for BotsSTL

Fast Cheese is still under construction, but will soon be ready to destroy! Precision Machining juniors Lili Rodriguez, Lauryn Giesler, and Matthew Haugsness are hard at work preparing their bot, named Fast Cheese, for competition in BotsSTL on April 21 at Ft. Zumwalt South High School. BotSTL is a program to boost...
South Tech Sweep at State SkillsUSA Competitions!

South Tech Sweep at State SkillsUSA Competitions!

South Tech students excelled in this week's SkillsUSA competitions held in Jefferson City, Columbia, and Linn, MO, bringing home 39 medals. Several students, including five who competed nationally last year, are eligible to advance to the national competitions which will be held in Louisville, KY in June. SkillsUSA sponsor,...

Lily Bedwell Joins Local 396

Lily Bedwell doesn’t shy away from a challenge, so when she was told to shoulder 300 pounds of rebar, she marched right up to the pile and did what needed to be done. “I wasn’t the only one who needed help hoisting it,” she said. Many view Bedwell’s career choice as non-traditional, a term used to describe career paths...
Industries Seeking South Tech Talent

Industries Seeking South Tech Talent

Our Construction Innovations and Welding juniors are being sought by area employers. Representatives from several St. Louis construction-related contracting and design firms presented to our students last week and shared comprehensive presentations about the opportunities available. Industry partners in attendance were...

Cosmetology’s Mujakic Takes Supercuts Career to the Top

South Tech alumnae Mirela Mujakic was recently spotted on Fox 32 Chicago, sharing the latest hair styling trends for spring! She started climbing her career ladder as a South Tech Cosmetology student in 2011. Her passion for this field and dedication to learning have resulted in a fast track to success. Mujakic knew...
South Tech Welders Triumph at MWI Competitions

South Tech Welders Triumph at MWI Competitions

On January 26th, 2017 students from Mr. Holt’s Welding Program competed in the 8th annual Missouri Welding Institute Vo-Tech welding competition in Nevada, MO. The students were among 182 high school level competitors who participated in a variety of 90-minute long tests. South Tech swept the competition and earned...
South Tech Students Win 22 Medals in SkillsUSA District Competitions

South Tech Earns 56 SkillsUSA Leadership and Technical Medals

South Tech students participated in the SkillsUSA Leadership and Technical Test contests last week and brought back another 56 medals.  Now that district-level contests are complete, state contest participants will be announced soon. Congratulations to this dedicated group of competitors! Leadership Contest Results STUDENT CONTEST PLACE Amanda...
Students Visit World Wide Technology for STEM Forum

Students Visit World Wide Technology for STEM Forum

On January 11, 2018, students from the ITG, Web and Computer Programming, and Cisco Networking classes were selected to participate in the 3rd Annual World Wide Technology (WWT) STEM Forum. The forum focuses on educating High School students on the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Approximately...
Palmer Recognized for Doing the Right Thing

Palmer Recognized for Doing the Right Thing

Mattison Palmer, a Veterinary Assistant major from Mehlville, was recently recognized as one of December’s recipients of the “Do the Right Thing” award. This prestigious honor is bestowed upon young people in the St. Louis region who are nominated due to their exemplary behavior and actions. Bi-State regional police...
Public Safety Programs Unite to Support Backstoppers

Public Safety Programs Unite to Support Backstoppers

December at South Tech began with a battle! The Law Enforcement and Firefighting/EMT students went head to head in a fierce game of flag football during South Tech’s own version of “Guns and Hoses” to support Backstoppers. Guns and Hoses is an annual amateur boxing competition between police departments and fire departments...

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