TechFest at FPC introduces students to emerging technology careers

Full Sail University and Flagler Palm Coast’s DECA club hosted a full-day TechFest at FPC on Oct. 19.

Leon Grigoruk, Roman Savko and Darian Miroshnik competed in the National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge in New York. courtesy photo

Corinne Schaefer, FPC’s career and technical education department chair, said in each of seven periods, about 150 to 200 students from the school’s career and technical classes participated in the interactive technology festival.

The event had 10 stations to introduce students to emerging technology careers in: 3D animation and modeling; augmented and virtual reality simulation; cloud-based and mobile applications; esports (broadcasting, production and development/design components); robotics and video game programming; and research and development.

There was also an esports mini-tournament in which eight students in each period competed in Super Smash Bros. The top three players in each period were invited to compete in the Super Smash Bros. Invitational at Full Sail University’s Orlando Health Fortress on Nov. 12.

The FPC students who qualified for the statewide high school competition were: Aidan Colon, Jillian Rivera, Anthony Debisceglie, Jasmine Rodriguez, Damari Jackson, Antalya Rodriguez, Xavier Gospodarec, Ben Cazzaniga, David Purdy, Aiden Raegan, Hansell Bruce, Michael Smith, Fletcher Carroll, Dylan Worbey, Leo Delgado, Barak Olago, Bobby Branton, Zachary Soares, David Krol, Albert Davis and Cameron Stevens.

Full Sail will award scholarships to the top three competitors at the invitational.

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