Young Innovators Showcase Impressive Tech Skills at Horry County Schools Technology Fair

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

The annual technology fair hosted by Horry County Schools took place in Myrtle Beach, showcasing the impressive tech-savvy abilities of over 1,200 students from 53 different schools. Held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, the event featured a diverse range of exhibits, from robotics and Rubik’s Cubes to drones and esports. Over 700 projects were submitted for STEM competitions, with more than 120 volunteers assisting in judging.

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

The event was spearheaded by Ashley Gasperson, the Horry County Schools Digital Communications Coordinator, who emphasized the importance of technology in shaping students’ futures. Gasperson’s passion for technology is evident in her dedication to organizing this annual fair, which she describes as her favorite day of the year. She noted that beyond showcasing projects, the fair aims to develop life skills and communication skills among students.

Leaders of Horry County Schools expressed pride in the growth of the technology fair over the years and hinted at expanding it to state-level competitions in future years. 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 development!

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