Three local school districts and their students recently participated in BLaST Intermediate Unit 17’s, 22nd Annual 2024 Regional Media and Design Competition, hosted by Lycoming College.

Approximately 20 high school and middle school students from Athens, Montgomery, and Williamsport Area School Districts followed specific guidelines required when choosing one of six categories to participate in: Digital Movie, Graphic Design & Logo, 3D Design, Web Page Design, Programming, and Animation.

“I’m always amazed by the creativity and dedication from our students during this competition,” said Renee Peluso, Coordinator of the Regional Media and Design Competition with BLaST IU 17’s Division of Technology. “We were excited to host this in person again finally. We look forward to the experience and many more project submissions next year!”

Representatives from local entities, such as Penn State, district faculty, and BLaST IU 17, participated in judging the many projects submitted by students. 

Winning participants included:  

High School

  • Graphic Design & Logo 
    • 1st: Kyle Segraves – Montgomery Area SD
    • 2nd: Catherine Tang – Athens Area SD
    • 3rd: Team Members–Gaia Swanhart & Julianna Lynch – Williamsport Area SD
  • Digital Movie 
    • 1st: Team members—Kyle Segraves and Caleb Parkyn – Montgomery Area SD

Middle School

  • 3D Design
    • 1st: Team members—Sorana Marica & Riley Worden – Athens Area SD

The in-person state competition is scheduled for May 21st and May 22nd in Carlisle, PA at Dickinson College. We wish our regional 1st place winners the best of luck as they advance to the States!

For more information on the State Media and Design Competition visit