Southside Student Recognized as a National Finalist for “Coding”

Southside ISD Matthey Middle School student is headed to Austin to be recognized at the Globey Awards Ceremony at the Texas State Capitol Theatre Saturday, September 24th.Matthey Middle school had three regional finalists with their “Hidden Object” game for Globaloria. Losoya Intermediate had one national finalist and winner. Emily Munoz won for her Game Mechanics entry.  The 3 finalists from Matthey were Hector Covarubios, Kassandra Mendez and Jose Sanchez.  They competed against about 40 other students at region level and over a hundred “Hidden Object” games to go to regionals.

Globaloria, a leading provider of K-12 computer science education, announced today the national finalists of the 2016 Globey Game Design Competition and Awards. With a mission to train teachers how to integrate computer science education courses into K-12 curriculum and enhance students’ skills through standard-aligned game design and coding courses, Globaloria created the Globeys to recognize outstanding achievement in computational fluency, engineering, coding, teamwork and design thinking. Forty-seven finalists have been selected who will travel to Austin, Texas for the final competition and awards ceremony at the Texas State Capitol on September 24.

“Globaloria is a manifestation of the future of education. Its iterative design methods foster soft skills like teamwork, communication, and collaborative creative thinking, contributes to students’ well-rounded education,” said Dr. Idit Harel, CEO and founder of Globaloria. “As we prepare students for a new global economy where computer science and computational skills are the new literacy, the Globeys are an opportunity to celebrate outstanding achievement in these areas among this group of exceptional students.”

The Globeys national finalists will have the opportunity to meet with education leaders, VIPs, and press at the Texas State Capitol at the National Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. At the ceremony, several educators and principals will also be recognized for their courage to learn and integrate computer science courses and projects across all subjects in their schools.

Matthey MS student Emily Munoz Being Recognized in Austin as a National Finalist

The 47 national finalists of the 2016 Globeys were awarded in nine categories, based on the specific courses they took during the 2015-16 school year. Please see the full list of National Finalists on the News Page on