Vocational-Technical: Andrew Arpasi
High school: Seaholm High School
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
■ 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.