Robotics, Coding and Communication: A Closer Look at Horry County Schools’ Annual Tech Fair

More than 1,200 students join in the yearly HCS Technology Fair

The Horry County Schools hosted its 15th annual technology fair in Myrtle Beach, celebrating the technological prowess of over 1,200 students from 53 different schools. The event, held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, showcased an impressive range of exhibits that included robotics, Rubik’s Cubes, drones and esports. A total of 700 projects were submitted for STEM competitions, with more than 120 volunteers assisting in judging.

One standout participant was 2nd grader Abraham Shelton who created a project called Robotic Genius in just three months. His robot, which can move on its own using measurements and Bluetooth programs, is a testament to the skills developed by students at the fair. Shelton expressed his enthusiasm to continue building upon his knowledge of technology in the future.

The event was led by Ashley Gasperson, the Horry County Schools Digital Communications Coordinator who emphasized the importance of technology in students’ lives. Gasperson’s passion for technology shines through her commitment to organizing this annual fair, which she describes as her favorite day of the year. She noted that while the fair showcases projects, it also focuses on developing essential life skills and communication among students.

Leaders of Horry County Schools expressed pride in the growth of the technology fair over the years and hinted at expanding to state-level competitions in the future. The community was impressed by the talent and hard work displayed by students and made it a resounding success. Stay tuned to WMBF News for updates on this exciting showcase of student innovation and technology. ©Copyright 2024 WMBF. All rights reserved

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