Friday, February 5, 2016

DATA Grad Publishes at UC Berkeley

2014 DATA grad, Sara Lopez, published her first article in the Triple Helix, UC Berkeley's re-established Science in Society journal. Colonizing Mars: The second space race is part of the Berkley chapter collection in collaboration with 25 universtities from around the world. The aim of the organization is to promote interdisciplinary discussion on current scientific topics.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

DATA Dominates Region 6 Skills

Despite increased competition from both the skill and leadership events held the last two Saturdays in January, a total of 68 DATA students earned spots to compete in 23 events at the SkillsUSA California 49th Annual State Leadership and Skill Conference this April in San Diego. 

Congratulations to the following DATA students for dominating the 2016 SkillsUSA Region 6 arts, media, and design industry skill events at San Bernardino Valley and Riverside City colleges on Saturday, January 30th! 

3D Visualization
Gold Jordan Lazalde & Antonio Arce
Silver Armando Perez & Javier Pardo

Advertising Design
Gold Blanca Granados
Silver Morgan Wash

Audio/Radio Production
Gold Trinity Walker & Mariah Vega

AME Career Pathway Showcase
Gold Guadalupe Cortez, Rosalina Rogel & Andrea Rojas

Crime Scene Investigation
Silver Michelle Velasquez, Citlally Alvarez-Sanchez & Elsa Delacruz

Digital Cinema
Silver Jebari Wooten & Manuel Aramburo

Game Design
Gold Sebastian Gomez, Miguel Platero, Diana Mejia & Jonas Engelman
Silver Redmyn Lee, Long Vay, Eduardo Rojas & Kimberly Vu
Bronze Conner Robles, Natalie Arce, AJ Burke & Leon Pena

Graphic Communications
Gold Sadrac Camacho

Graphic Imaging Sublimation
Gold Damian Jimenez
Bronze Andrew Russell

Page Layout
Gold Daniel Alvarado
Silver Ashley Chaldez

Gold Manuel Perla
Silver Mariafernanda Salazar

Screen Printing Technology
Gold Christian Suarez
Silver Jeanette Gonzalez

TV Video Production
Silver Jadin Wash & Juvan Hackett

Advancing to State
Game Design - Sebastian Gonzalez, Juan Martinez, Daniel Rodriguez, & Luis Galindo
Erick Inzunza, Jelani Wooten, Memorie Maglinti & Kevin Lopez
Miguel Covarrubias, Andrew Liza & Randy Avina
Crime Scene Investigation - Sebastian Garcia, Estefany Zavala & Aldair Pacheco
Digital Cinema - Citlali Vazquez & Karen Meza

Sunday, January 24, 2016

SkillsUSA Region 6 Leadership

Congratulations to the following DATA students for medaling at the 
2016 SkillsUSA California Region 6 Leadership competitions at Granite Hills High School!

20 Second Elevator
GoldRosalina Rogel

Chapter Display
Gold - Karen Meza & Citlali Vazquez
BronzeMakayla Coor & Lisa Rojas

Gold - Andrea Rojas
Bronze - Disneyruby Parra

Community Service
Bronze - Guadalupe Cortez, Jennifer Reynoso & Shan Vo

Extemporaneous Speaking
Gold - Michael Bowman

Pin Design
Bronze - Blanca Granados

Promotional Bulletinboard
Silver - Diana Mejia & Rosa Rodriguez

T-Shirt Design
Gold - Jeanette Gonzalez
Bronze - Sadrac Camacho

Quiz Bowl
Gold - Eric Diaz, Miguel Platero, Mariafernanda Salazar, Alexis Cruz & Sebastian Gomez
Silver - Jebari Wooten, Manuel Aramburo, Sebastian Miller, Jelani Wooten & Kevin Lopez

Advancing to State
Gina Milanovich - Creed
Ryan Culbertson - Pin Design
Shan Vo - Prepared Speech

Additional Recognition to our Nellie Coffman Middle School Chapter
Team Engineering - Gold & Silver
Chapter Display - Gold

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2015 in Review

Here's a look back at DATA Digital Imaging's proud moments of 2015 . . .  
  • DATA recognized as a 2015-17 Apple Distinguished Program and continues as a California Partnership Lighthouse Academy 
  • First student-lead CCHS Instagram photography contest
  • Launch of Free Family Portraits for Cathedral City families and staff
  • First student-curated digital art displays at the Cathedral City Library
  • First student team to present at TCAP's Courageous Creativity Conference
  • The 9th DATA graduating class
  • California Student Media Festival: On My Way awarded Best Secondary - Cross Generational
  • On My Way airs on PBS SoCal
  • Desert Advertising Federation: $4,650 awarded for Vacation student campaigns 
  • $100,000+ in senior scholarships 
  • PORTRAITS- our very first student film and photography showing with the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission
  • Visiting Slideshow promotional video awarded by the California Student Media, SoCal, and Digicom student film festivals
  • Norma Vazquez becomes DATA's first SkillsUSA California state officer
  • SkillsUSA California: 2 Gold, 4 Silver, and 3 Bronze
  • Launch of Create Day, student-lead workshops for middle schoolers in DATA classrooms
  • SkillsUSA Region 6: 14 Gold, 11 Silver, 10 Bronze
  • California Streaming: 4 Honorable Mentions
  • Desert Art Center High School Show: Most Innovative
  • Year 6 of Student2Student Mentoring at Nellie Coffman Middle School
  • Exhibited Works: UC Riverside Palm Desert, Palm Springs Art Museum, Cathedral City Public Library, Mary Pickford Theater, Desert Art Center, and the CSMF, Digicom, & SoCal student film festivals. 
  • Event Photography: 111 Music Festival, Street Fest, The Foundation's Glo Run and Champions of Excellence, Digicom Film Festival, El Paseo Fashion Week, Indian Wells Arts Festival, Mary Pickford Oscars Night, and SMaRT Robotics.  
  • Collaborations: Year 6 of the Student Creative global arts collaborations and Year 5 of the Rio Vista Collaborations. 
  • Publications: The DATA iBook, CV Weekly magazine, and CCHS Theater productions.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

On the Road with Coachella Valley Art Scene

On Nov. 1st and 7th, DATA Digital Imaging and Storytelling teamed up with the Coachella Valley Art Scene to provide students an opportunity to shoot photo and video at the 111 Music Festival and Street, a free celebration of art, music, food, and fashion.

The 111 Music Festival was a unique experience with 7 bands playing on Sunline Transit Agency buses along Hwy 111 from Palm Springs to Indio. The public was able to pay the normal bus fare to hop on and catch local musicians jamming in an extremely intimate (and mobile) venue.

Street was held on the top level parking garage of the Westfield Mall, Palm Desert and offered local artists, musicians, and sub-culturistas an open air marquee for all things creative and street-culture based.

Both events connected DATA students to local art and culture while giving them professional learning experiences unique to the Coachella Valley.

A HUGE thanks to the 
for making this happen!