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IU8 recognizes winners of regional media and design competition

JOHNSTOWN — The 2020 Pennsylvania Regional Media and Design Competition took place March 5 at the Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center, where students had the opportunity to unleash their creativity, learn how to convey information more dynamically and enhance the learning process.

This competition, hosted by Appalachia Intermediate Unit (IU8), highlighted Pennsylvania students’ application skills, creativity and knowledge by challenging them to identify an issue in their community, school or home.

Then, students had to think out and design a physical solution that could address the issue and resolve the problem.

This year, there were six categories in which students could participate: 3D Design, Animation, Digital Movie, Logo and Graphic Design, Program-ming and Web Page Design.

Winning teams are as follows:

High school

First place, Animation — “Saiyan Spar 3,” Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center, Kaleb Mozley.

First place, Digital Movie — “A Night at Shirley Manor,” Windber Area High School, Taylor Wahl and Baylee Wojcik.

Second place, Digital Movie — “CKTV Take the Game With You,” Claysburg-Kimmel High School, Silas Barr, Edward Eckhard and Nathan Maslanik.

First place, Graphic Design & Logo — “2021 PA Media & Design,” Claysburg-Kimmel High School, Aidan Barr, Ethan Diehl and Tyler Taylor.

Second place, Graphic Design & Logo — “Media & Design Comp Logo,” Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center, Alexander Suiters.

Third place, Graphic Design & Logo — “Pennsylvania Logo Design,”Windber Area High School, Gabrielle Klingenberg.

First place, Programming — “SleepEZ,” Hollidaysburg Area High School, Derek Kaplan.

Middle school

First place, Digital Movie — “Video Games Will Make You Learn,” Berlin-Brothersvalley Middle School, Michael Cary, Levi Leonard and Isaac Slope.

Second place, Digital Movie — “The Christmas Locket,” Windber Area Middle School, Savannah Burk and Hailey Dzurko.

Third place, Digital Movie — “Stopping Pollution,” Berlin-Brothersvalley Middle School, Eric Blubaugh.

The competition was open to middle school students in grades six through eight and high school students grades nine through 12 attending public, charter, private and career and technical education centers in Pennsylvania.

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