Cranberry, Rocky Grove Win Big at Media and Design Competition

| March 19, 2019

CLARION, Pa. – Students from Cranberry and Rocky Grove faired well at a Regional Media and Design Competition recently hosted by Riverview IU6.

(Pictured: Cranberry High School Winners Tyler Comiske, Hannah Niederriter, Sara Uddin, Jenna Seigworth)

This annual competition, held on March 8, was open to students attending a private or public school or in a state-approved home school program. The competition highlights digital media and design integration within the classroom and recognizes student achievement. Students are able to unleash their creativity, convey information dynamically, apply state standards, and collaborate to create innovative projects.

There are six categories students can compete in: 3D Design, Animation, Digital Movie, Logo and Graphic Design, Programming, and Web Page Design.

MS Regional Results

After spending months creating their projects, students from Nicole Hill’s Technology Applications class and WMSK School Television Club at DuBois Area Middle School competed in the middle school competition. The regional results are below.

DuBois MS Winners. Back Row: Rylan Heffner, Lillie McCauley, Mallory Britton, Isabella Sciamanna, Andy Hewitt. Front Row: Dani Peace, Grace Crawford, Julia Wirths, Anna Weible

DuBois MS Winners. Back Row: Rylan Heffner, Lillie McCauley, Mallory Britton, Isabella Sciamanna, Andy Hewitt. Front Row: Dani Peace, Grace Crawford, Julia Wirths, Anna Weible

Animation

1st Place: Julie Wirths, “Finders Keepers”
2nd Place: Isabella Sciamanna, “The Jungle Game”
3rd Place: Andy Hewitt, “Globs World”

Digital Movie

1st Place: Mallory Britton, Lillie McCauley, Anna Weible “Kindness is Like Confetti”
2nd Place: Rylan Heffner, “Animal Abuse”
3rd Place: Andy Hewitt, “Opportunities”

HS Regional Results

James Resig’s Digital and Media Design course at Rocky Grove High School and Trisha Dixon’s Journalism class at Cranberry High School competed in the high school competition. The regional results are below.

Rocky Grove HS Winners Back Row: Megan Craig, Jake Hellem, Makayla Kerr, Roswell Coke, Nathan Heasley. Front Row: Jake Hellem, Kaleb Moyer Not pictured: Cole Ritchey

Rocky Grove HS Winners
Back Row: Megan Craig, Jake Hellem, Makayla Kerr, Roswell Coke, Nathan Heasley. Front Row: Jake Hellem, Kaleb Moyer Not pictured: Cole Ritchey

3D Design:

1st Place: Megan Craig, Rocky Grove
2nd Place: Cole Ritchey, Rocky Grove
3rd Place Tie: Jake Hellem, Rocky Grove and Kaleb Moyer, Rocky Grove

Digital Movie:

1st Place: Sara Uddin, Cranberry, “Reverse the Trend”
2nd Place: Jenna Seigworth and Sara Uddin, “More Than Just Hair”
3rd Place: Tyler Cosmiske, “The Dungeon”

Logo and Graphic Design:

1st Place: Hannah Neiderriter, Cranberry
2nd Place: Nathan Heasley, Rocky Grove

First place winners in all of the categories will advance to the statewide event, which will be held at Dickinson College in May 2019.

DuBois MS student winners in Digital Movie category.  Mallory Britton, Lillie McCauley, and Anna Weible

DuBois MS student winners in Digital Movie category.
Mallory Britton, Lillie McCauley, and Anna Weible

Judges

The projects were judged by Adam Reynolds, Web Designer/Developer from Clarion University, Erin Lewis, Assistant Director of the CU Center for Career and Professional Development at Clarion University, Kirby Montgomery, an engineer with Komatsu Mining Corp., and Natalie Aiello a 4-H Youth Development Educator from Penn State Extension.

Workshops

While the students’ projects were being judged, the students participated in activities facilitated by the RIU#6 Education Programs Department including Breakout EDU (escape room for the classroom), a Sphero coding activity, and a video reflection creation utilizing Garage Band and Word Art. The students also listened to a presentation by Erin Lewis and Adam Reynolds, both professionals from Clarion University on careers in the media and design field.


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