At the end of 2009 I returned to STS (School Technology Services) at Polk County Public Schools to begin work on the design for their 2010 Directed Implementation Project which, for the fourth year in a row, would feature the Success Kids. No video was ordered this time, only a few images to be used in various print media. This year's theme was Soaring to Success. If I am comissioned to make an animation again, these will be the character designs used. The main difference between these and 2008's versions are that now Jake has a backpack, and Melanie has a hairband.
In addition to their standard designs I also made these airport themed designs. The one of Jake I drew in a van on the way to a school. The other two were done in my office.
A problem with Melanie occurred to me after I had finished drawing and coloring her. While she is the same height as the two other characters, her proportions make her much taller. I tried to cover by enlarging the head to the oversized proportions of the other kids, and then squishing her body slightly - At a glance you might not be able to tell - but I see it every time.