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Student video game winners announced

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Two area winners of the Globey Awards were recognized at an awards ceremony last week. Winning games of the Globey Awards, a competition for student video game designers that is part of the Globaloria program, include:

West Virginia Globeys Civics and News Literacy Competition Winner: Cause and Effect: The Daniel Calwell Story -- Team Milkapedia of George Washington High School (students Caitlin Moore and Austin Susman, led by educator Karen Kail) in Charleston created Cause and Effect, a game incorporating original video content as it teaches players about bullying.

West Virginia Globeys STEM Competition Winner: Power Supply -- In this game, players learn how to build a PC step-by-step. Power Supply was created by student Dylan Sturgeon of "The Color Pink" team of Hurricane High School in Hurricane, with educator Catherine Grim.

These students and educators are part of a national network of 60 schools and community centers in California, Florida, New York, West Virginia and Texas dedicated to developing students' digital literacy, STEM knowledge and global citizenship skills through game design. Each year, as part of their process of learning, teams of students have the opportunity to submit their game for the consideration of the Globey judges in regional competitions. For more information and to play games, visit the Globaloria website at www.worldwideworkshop.org.


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