Jason Penalver, a sophomore enrolled in the Vicksburg Warren School District’s Simulation and Animation Design Year 1 class, approached instructors Richard Hunt and Robert Lord in the fall with an ingenious idea: to start a new way for students to interact with one another using esports.
Esports are a form of sport competition using video games. The games included Fortnite, Rainbow Six Siege and Rocket League. Esports are open to other students at the career and technical center and other centers across the state. The instructors were impressed by Penalver’s idea because it was student driven and student oriented.