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Cedarcrest students create iPhone app

Students in Mike Miyoshi's Programming for Games and Real-Time Simulation class at Cedarcrest High School are often encouraged to try new things and create their own paths. Seniors Mike Hall and Kyle Dunbar have done just that, creating an iPhone game application called Maze World.

Filled with 3-D mazes, traps and three levels of difficulty, Maze World is expected to be available on iTunes this spring.

This isn’t the first time these two creative students have gone outside the box from the standard engineering curriculum offered at Cedarcrest.  Last spring they took their digital design creation, “Martian Doom Swarm” to the TSA (Technology Student Association) State Finals with fellow student Kyle Roberts, and came back as third place finalists. Last summer, they took another project "Exodus", to the National TSA Competition in Baltimore Maryland.

When asked about their secret to success regarding the complex world of computers and programming they said, “it is a total trial and error process filled with error code after error code,” definitely not a job for those lacking patience or perseverance.

“Kyle and Mike live what I preach to all my students—paraphrased from Confucius—'Have passion for what you do, because if you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life,'" Miyoshi said. “That passion will serve them well in life, and I look forward to seeing what they give to the world in the future.”

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