Last spring, ConnectEd Studios put out a call for the best student projects to be submitted to the ConnectEd Studios Student Gallery. After reviewing work from 10 career pathways, a panel of judges that included Linked Learning and industry professionals selected three winners. It is a pleasure to share that two of the three works were 2014 DATA graduating seniors.
1st Place- Austyn Moreno Land Rings, Digital Photograph
3rd Place- Jarelle Balanzat Adolescence, Film poster design
The Digital Arts Technology Academy is proud to share that two 2014 graduates were highlighted as the cover article in the summer issue of Thrive! magazine- focusing on career academies in the Coachella Valley. The article Jacob and Anthony's Excellent Digital Adventure, shares the story of the grads while emphasizing all the salient points that make the DATA program top notch.
From June 23rd to the 28th, four DATA students and DI teacher/SkillsUSA advisor Matt Cauthron attended the 50th SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, MO with more then 6,000 other members from across the U.S. (including Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Alaska).
Although they did not get on the winners podium this year, everyone learned a great deal, put forth their best effort, and are looking forward to being leaders and preparing for the 2014-15 season! Here is how they ranked amongst the rest of the United States
Audio / Radio Production
11th out of 18 Teams
Screen Printing Technology
15th out of 20 Individuals
20th out of 22 Individuals
The 50th anniversary strikes the end of the NLSC being held in downtown Kansas City. The next 5 will be take place Louisville, Kentucky and should provide for an all new experience.
Congratulations to sophomore Jadin Wash for his design being selected as the new logo for the Desert Theater League! His work was chosen from among 20 submissions created during the 2nd semester Media Literacy class and will be used online and in-print for the Coachella Valley non-profit.