More than 700 students in our Capstone class were challenged to enter our Failure Competition this fall. For the last two semesters we have invited any student on campus to join them in this endeavor. This semester about one hundred students took the initial challenge. The faculty narrowed the finalists to three. I contacted them and asked that they submit a video by last Friday. Only one finalist did.
You can watch Paul Llerena’s video by clicking here: https://youtu.be/t8muYbfOgGY
The failure competition is really a celebration of risk-taking and persistence. It recognizes people who were willing to try something new, learn, adjust and push on when others gave up or got distracted by other things. Paul saw this project to the finish. He was the only one who did. He used his initial failure to get to the one. Congrats Paul. Charge On!