Students Recognized for Mentoring

May 16, 2019

Bradley University, in collaboration with the Illinois Math Academy and the Peoria Public Schools Foundation, participated in the High School Video Game Development Challenge. Students from the Department of Interactive Media at Bradley served as mentors for students who competed in the challenge. Teams consisted of three to five students in 9-12 grade from Peoria area schools who spent the school year creating a video game from scratch. They were allowed to use any development tools, and Bradley mentors helped guide them in creating the code, art, music, and sound effects.

Bradley students who were participated are listed below along with the school they mentored:

First Last Mentoring school Major Year
Jake Velicer Peoria Central High School Game Design Sophomore
Connor Riley Peoria Central High School Game Design Freshman
Jason Daluga Manual Academy and Illinois Math Academy  Computer Science, Game Production minor Junior
Andrew Noetzel Illinois Math Academy  Game Design Junior
Donnell Stone Peoria Central High School, Manual Academy, and Illinois Math Academy  Animation Sophomore
Morgan Dinse Peoria Central High School Animation Junior
Fiona Kordyban Peoria Central High School Animation Junior
Doug Guzman Manual Academy Game Design Freshman
Paris Geis Manual Academy Game Design Sophomore
Sydney Foe Illinois Math Academy  Game Design Sophomore

This was the first year of the event, and Bradley is planning to continue and expand the program next school year.

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