Every year Globaloria students participate in The Globeys, a national competition celebrating excellence in game design and coding process. Four students in Melissa Walter's game design class at Tygarts Valley have earned national awards for their games. Emily, Abigail, James and Haleigh have all won 2018 Globey Awards. Emily actually designed three different games that all won Globey Awards. Students worked on these projects all through last school year, and Mrs. Walters submitted their game nominations to the competition on the last day of school. The students competed locally, regionally and, finally, nationally. Globey finalists and winners are selected by an expert panel of industry game designers, computer, scientists and STEM innovators.