Vocational-Technical: Andrew Arpasi

High school: Seaholm High School

GPA: 3.9

Parents/guardians: Paul and Tina Arpasi

College you plan to attend: Purdue University

Major: Computer science

Career plans: Software engineer

Most influential teacher: Leisa Passarelli

Achievements:

■ Developed my own iOS apps and games which I sell (they have received over 7000 downloads).

■ Developed a calculator app that helps special needs students count change for my school’s special needs department.

■ Developed 3D Games for the Oculus Rift (virtual reality headset) and demonstrated them to multiple classes in my school.

■ Lead programmer of my robotics team, attended world championship in 2015.

■ Received an honorable mention from the Oakland County Competitive Robotics Association for the 2015 robotics season.

■ Worked with my teacher and school district to develop a new Game Design class and a new state of the art computer lab to be used in our district starting next school year.