Minden High take second place at Cyber Innovation Center camp | Community Spirit
Minden High School was one of the top schools taking part in the Cyber Innovation Center's recent 2nd Annual Animation and Visual Effects Cyber Discovery Camp, held at Louisiana State University in Shreveport. Teams from Caddo Magnet, Green Oaks, Minden High and Southwood High were also at the camp.
Throughout the week, teams of six students and two teachers from each school were immersed in the world of digital media through the study of aviation physics and flight simulation, and competed in challenges using 21st century skills. These challenges included flight simulation video games, aviation physics applied to building model planes, virtual aviation navigation competitions, and remote-controlled helicopter challenges.
The camp winners were determined by the total of number of points earned by competing in the challenges throughout the week and during the final challenges on the last day of camp. On the final day of camp, teams made presentations to a panel of judges, including Colonel Keith Tiester, Mr. Jim Malone and Dr. Paul Sisson, and then participated in a bonus remote-controlled helicopter challenge. El Dorado High School emerged as the 1st place winner with a total of 822 points and was awarded $1,250 by the Cyber Innovation Center (CIC). Minden High School earned 2nd place with 775 points and was awarded $750 by the CIC. The winning schools will use those funds to purchase technology that will advance the education students obtained at the camp.