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

Robotic Genius: 15th Annual Horry County Schools Technology Fair Showcases Innovation and Passion for STEM

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.

Horry County Schools Digital Communications Coordinator Ashley Gasperson 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. “It’s amazing to see these students showcase their talent and hard work,” said Gasperson. “Their projects demonstrate how they are able to apply technology in innovative ways.”

The community’s support and encouragement for the students’ projects were evident at the fair. HCS leaders mentioned the incredible growth of the fair over the years and hinted at possible expansion to state-level competitions in the future. “We are constantly looking for ways to make this event bigger and better,” said HCS Superintendent Dr. Rick Maxwell. “We believe that expanding our reach will help us inspire even more students to pursue careers in technology.”

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