Thursday, April 10, 2014

Four Teams of MVCTC Game Programming and Web Application Students Place in Top Ten Nationally in BPA Virtual Web Contest

Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) BPA chapter had four teams of students place in the Top Ten in the National BPA Virtual Web Applications Contest. From left to right - Denver Young (Milton-Union), Zach Bell (Northmont), Shane Sellman (Milton-Union), Dustin Loomis (Northridge), Devan Bryant (Huber Heights), Sam Shockney (Arcanum), Jesse Cavendish (Tri-County North), Brand Allred (Northmont), Taylor Johnson (Huber Heights), Nathan Scott (Huber Heights), Megan Bailey (Arcanum), Travis Mendenhall (New Lebanon), Kyle Phu (Huber Heights).
Clayton, Ohio – The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter had four teams of students place in the Top Ten in the National BPA Virtual Web Applications Contest. Students will receive their award at the National BPA Contest this May in Indianapolis, IN.

The teams were as follows:

  • Team 1: Taylor Johnson (Huber Heights) and Megan Bailey (Arcanum).
  • Team 2: Nathan Scott (Huber Heights); Samuel Shockney (Arcanum); Kyle (Anh) Phu (Huber Heights); Dustin Loomis (Northridge).
  • Team 3: Jesse Cavendish (Tri-County North); Deven Bryant (Huber Heights); Travis Mendenhall (New Lebanon).
  • Team 4: Denver Young (Milton-Union); Shane Sellman (Milton-Union); Brand Allred (Northmont); Zachary Bell (Northmont).

The event tested the team’s ability to write code and incorporate database interactivity. Team’s that qualified had to present their work on a videoconfernce to a panel of judges. The ten teams with the highest cumulative technical and presentation scores were invited to attend the National Leadership Conference and will be recognized for their outstanding efforts and participate in a software engineering forum for all participants and advisors.

The Game Progrmaming and Web Application class is part of the Computer Technology Academy at MVCTC. Students in this program spend their junior year learning core Information Technology concepts in Data Analytics, Game Programming & Web Applications, Automated Technologies, and Computer Repair & Technical Support. Their senior year is spent specializing in one of these areas. The students that study Game Programming and Web Applications their senior year learn to create software applications, computer games, and interactive web applications using programming code and specialized software.

BPA is a national student organization that serves Business and Information Technology students. Members participate in activities that promote leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills, as well as competing in BPA contests related to their career field at the local, regional, state, and national levels.

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For over 40-years, MVCTC has been providing career technical education for 27 partner school districts encompassing five counties in Southwest Ohio. MVCTC is dedicated to providing in-demand workforce training for youth, adults, and organizations in the Miami Valley.

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