Annual HCS Technology Fair sees participation from over 1,200 students

The 15th annual technology fair hosted by Horry County Schools took place in Myrtle Beach, with over 1,200 students from 53 schools participating. The event showcased projects related to robotics, Rubik’s Cubes, drones, and esports. More than 700 projects were submitted for STEM competitions, with over 120 volunteers helping out and judging the entries.

One standout project was created by 2nd grader Abraham Shelton, who built a robot called Robotic Genius in just three months. The robot can move by itself using measurements and Bluetooth programs, and Shelton plans to continue building more robots in the future.

Ashley Gasperson, Horry County Schools Digital Communications Coordinator, founded the event and has a passion for technology. She expressed her excitement for the fair as it provides students with important life skills such as communication and problem-solving. The students’ talent and hard work were on display at the fair, and it was evident to see the community’s support and encouragement for their projects. HCS leaders mentioned the incredible growth of the fair over the years and hinted at possible expansion to state-level competitions in the future. Keep updated with WMBF News for any developments regarding the technology fair. Copyright 2024 WMBF. All rights reserved.

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