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Grad grabs Gold

For Sandwich Secondary School graduate, Andrew Machina (pictured below-right), his gold  2015 Emmy statuette is a big deal. He thinks she is much prettier than silver Vince Lombardi.

Machina was in Las Vegas earlier this year with his team at the Consumer Electronics Show, an event where   the top players in electronics and technology manufacturing gather once a year to show off new products.

Machina was part of a Microsoft team working in the Xbox One division as a Software Engineer.  During the exhibition, he and his team were presented the prestigious trophy by the Academy of Arts and Sciences for Television EAndrew with Emmy Award for Xbox Team 2015.jpgnhancement Device for their work on the video gaming platform at the show.

His love of the computer flourished at Sandwich, leading him to continue his studies at the University of Waterloo, majoring in Software Engineering. After graduating, his skills took him to many different companies developing their software, organizations like Environment Canada and the University of Waterloo.

Andrew has now settled in with Microsoft as a permanent member of their team in Seattle with their Xbox One division.