Winner Announced: Texas Techies Animator 2011

posted Nov 28, 2011, 5:23 PM by TexasTechies .org   [ updated Nov 28, 2011, 6:21 PM ]
Texas Techies Organization, Grande Communications and Celebration Nation proudly hosted the Texas Techies Animator 2011, a competition where we invite all area school children (Kindergarten - 12th Grade) to create an animation using the software Scratch.  

For this year's competition, the challenge was centered around a single theme,"The Oceans", and we allowed the animators a great amount of creativity in their interpretation and execution of that theme. 

Over 200 Corpus Christi area school children participated in the Texas Techies Animator 2011 competition and spent the past two months creating their own animations, games, stories, art and music for submission to the Texas Techies Animator 2011 competition.

Forty-Nine (49) projects were successfully submitted and qualified in the semi-finals.  11 students made the final cut and were selected as the finalists


ANIMATOR 2011 WINNER
Congratulations to Ryan De Leon, 11th Grade student in Ms. Katherine Hewitt's class at Richard King High School for winning the Texas Techies Animator 2011 Competition.  There were a lot of great entries this year, but Ryan De Leon won over the judges with his wonderful drawings, coding, and sincere performance during the showcase. 

In recognition of his efforts, 
Grande Communications awarded Ryan with a brand new Samsung laptop computer. Ryan also won a "Be Our Guest" Prize pack fromWhataburger

Click here to play the winning game and other finalists' entries...>>

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ANIMATOR 2011 AWARDS

Position Name School Name Grade Teacher Project Submitted
FIRST PLACE
Brand New Samsung Laptop Computer from Grande Communications and Whataburger "Be our Guest" Prize
Ryan De Leon King High School 11th K. Hewett Scuba Diver Dave
SECOND PLACE
Velocity Micro Android Tablet from Grande Communications and Whataburger "Be Our Guest" Prize 
Chris Shoemake King High School 12th K. Hewett Shark Assault
THIRD PLACE
$50 Best Buy Gift Card from Grande Communications and Whataburger "Be our Guest" Prize
Stephanie Tiet King High School 12th K. Hewett Krillian the Krab: Scurry the Seas
FOURTH PLACE
$25 Best Buy Gift Card from Grande Communications and Whataburger "Be our Guest" Prize
Matthew Rodriguez Flour Bluff High School 10th S. Speed Dragons of the Nordic Seas
FIFTH PLACE
Whataburger "Be our Guest" Prize
Candice Longoria King High School 12th K. Hewett Find the Critters
SIXTH PLACE
Whataburger "Be our Guest" Prize
Avery Henderson King High School 10th K. Hewett Shark Frenzy
SEVENTH PLACE
Whataburger "Be our Guest" Prize
Josh Mireles King High School 11th K. Hewett Slaughter Water
EIGTH PLACE
Whataburger "Be our Guest" Prize
Daniel Ruiz King High School 10th K. Hewett Atlantis: Revenge of Garcius
NINTH PLACE
Whataburger "Be our Guest" Prize
Chris Clark King High School 12th K. Hewett Treasure Cruise
TENTH PLACE
Whataburger "Be our Guest" Prize
Alyssa Meza King High School 11th K. Hewett Bubble Maz
ELEVENTH PLACE    
Whataburger "Be our Guest" Prize
Minh Le King High School 10th K. Hewett Ocean

DISTINGUISHED TEACHER AWARD: Ms. Katherine Hewitt, Richard King High School
OUTSTANDING TEACHER AWARD: Ms. Julia Ray, Miller High School & Ms. Shayd Speed, Flour Bluff High School
JUDGES:
  • Steve Alves - Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Cyber Defense Team
  • Cayce Berryman - Animator 2009 Winner & Marine Biology Student at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
  • Annette Davila - Young Business Professionals of the Coastal Bend
  • Celia Garza - Certified Business Advisor II,Small Business Development Center
  • Rick Geiter - KIIITV Channel 3
  • Nikola Knez - President, iFilms LLC
  • Claudia Lichtenberger - Technology Instructor at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School
  • Crystal Reyna - Texas Publishing Co Ltd
  • Dr.Laura Rosales - Director, ELITE Graduate Program

Animator 2011 - Texas Techies Computer Animation Showcase

SUPPORTERS
  • Grande Communications
  • Celebration Nation
  • Whataburger
  • Jamba Juice
  • CoastalBendMamas.com
  • Click N Kids
  • CASA of the Coastal Bend
  • Richard King High School
  • Miller High School
  • Moody High School Minds in Motion Animation Club
  • Flour Bluff High School
  • Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Computer Science Program
  • Mary Kay Cosmetics by Maxie Dennis
  • VIP Limousine
  • Trump Network
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