Tori Hutchinson
Honorable Mention

AwardHonorable Mention


SchoolBrecksville-Broadview Heights High School


CityBroadview Heights, Ohio


TeacherTodd Goodman


InternBrian Capuder


GenreShort Story

This story is a futuristic take on the concept of Video Game Therapy. The main character, Adel, narrates his life and struggles. Later, he has a "dream" about a white room. The point of view shifts to that of a Virtual Reality Therapy specialist who is explaining to his intern, Mace, how the Therapy will help Adel recover from his stroke. The theory of Video Game Therapy is that the repetitive movements required for video games will help stroke victims regain muscle memory and control. The Virtual Reality Therapy shown in this story is an upgraded version of that.