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Annual Computer Game Development & Animation Tech Show Held at Washington County Technical High School

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 27, 2010) – The students of the Computer Game Development and Animation (CGDA) class of Washington County Technical High School recently hosted the CGDA Tech Show 2010, displaying and discussing their projects for more than 300 attendees.  Special guests included Delegate Chris Shank, members of the Maryland State Department of Education Career Technology Education Office, supervisors and teachers from Anne Arundel County Public Schools, professors from Hagerstown Community College and Kaplan University, staff members of Washington County Public Schools, and members of the community. 

Seniors presenting included Cory Kerr, chair of the event, Michael Bain, Joe Kronawetter, Jasmine Reed, Caleb Rodgers, Amaurys Rodriguez, Davis Shaffer, Kenneth Stewart and Christopher Tuttle.  Some of the work they created over the past two years included Game Maker (game engine software-programmed computer games), 3-D models of local historic buildings, computer game character development using Adobe Photoshop CS4, and original music produced in Sony Acid Pro software.  The seniors also premiered, “Carrot Capers,” the winter animation project programmed in Adobe Flash Pro.

Junior students Ryan Sheppard and Shane Williams presented the storyboard for “Carrot Capers.”  Other juniors involved in the program, Tyler Davis, Jason George and Nick Cantner, served as greeters, while Brandon Harmon presented “Mt. Mesoup” and “Terra Firma,” two dynamic interactive story charts. 

The show was presented once in the morning and once in the afternoon in the CGDA technical area of Tech High.
 
In photo below, l - r: Joey Kronawetter, Marquita Friday (MSDE), Dr. Lynn Gilli (MSDE) Cory Kerr, George Phillips (WCPS supervisor of career technology education).  The students are presenting the MSDE representatives posters of the CGDA Tech Show 2010.
Computer Game Design and Animation class members at Tech High

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