Inspired by President Obama's Educate to Innovate Campaign, the National STEM Video Game Challenge received over 500 entries, and chose only 12 winners.
One of them was Islander Middle School's very own Jasper Hugunin and is our pick this week for Patch Whiz Kid of the Week.
Mercer Island Patch Whiz Kid of the Week:
- Name, Age: Jasper Hugunin, 13
- Class, School: 7th Grade,
- Accomplishment: Jasper was one of only 12 winners of the National STEM Video Game Challenge for Middle School Students in two categories: Best Playable Game - Open Platform (7/8 grade) and Best Playable Game Incorporating STEM Themes (7/8 grade). His winning game is called "Robot Commander" and can be played at http://www.trickmania.com.
- Why this is Awesome: Jasper has discovered a passion and is putting in the hard work to become better at what he enjoys. His game encourages other students to learn to program.