Monday, February 13, 2017

An Interstellar Alumni

In 2011 when Adrian Cuevas graduated from the Digital Arts Technology Academy, he had no idea he would become a Palm Springs business owner. After several years of working for others, this DATA alum decided to open Interstellar Comic Books and Collectibles

On Feb. 13th, Adrian returned to share his career path with DATA DI, interview kids for an internship, AND offer up a t-shirt design contest for interested students. We thank Adrian for giving back to the Academy and wish his business venture well. 

The selected intern will begin by building and launching a website, managing inventory, and assisting community event planning. 

Check out his 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Social Media Marketing Workshop

On Friday, Feb. 10th, digital marketing manager, CCHS alumni, and DATA mentor Jamie Steinberg presented an amazing workshop on social media marketing to a special group of Academy students.

Jaime shared her college and career path, her role at Leap Online, and  ways students can work together to support the upcoming DATA-wide integrated project.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

2017 Region 6 Leadership

After two full Saturdays competing as part of SkillsUSA Region 6, 76 DATA students earned a spot at the SkillsUSA California 50th Annual State Leadership and Skill Conference taking place during Spring Break in San Diego!

Congratulations to the following leadership students who qualified on Feb. 4th at Granite Hills High School!

Community Service
Gold Evelyn Rivera, Maria Villalba & Staphany Valenzuela
Silver Samuel Ramirez, Rosalina Rogel & Stephany Valenzuela

Gold Bunnie Cortez
Bronze Ulises Lopez-Perez

Pin Design
Gold Jeanette Gonzalez
Bronze Crystal Martinez

T-shirt Design
Bronze Blanca Granados

Job Skill Demonstration A
Advance to State Emily Garcia

Job Skill Demonstration Open
Silver Sedona Cruz
Bronze Nathan Scarantino

20 Second Elevator
Gold Karen Meza-Morales
Bronze Citlali Vaquez

Extemporaneous Speaking
Silver Sadrac Camacho
Bronze Mikie Bowman

Prepared Speech
Gold Autumn Rodriguez
Silver Andrea Rojas

Quiz Bowl
Gold Miguel Lopez, Alejandro Rojas, Giovanny Hoyos, Javel Villagrana and Jocelyn Chicas
Advance to State Jorman Saucedo, Brodi Fourier, Roberto Tapia, Mark Torres & Richard Cardiel and Manny Aramburo, Sebastian Miller, Kevin Lopez, Karen Meza & Mikie Bowman

Promotional Bulletin Board
Bronze Valeria Vazquez, Luis Moyotl & Natalia Medina

Chapter Business Procedure
Silver Disneiruby Parra, Daniel Alvarado, Gina Milonovich, Mariah Vega, Trinity Walker 
& Eduardo Gomez

Sunday, January 29, 2017

2017 Region 6 Skills

On Saturday, January 28th, 80 DATA students competed once again at SkillsUSA California Region 6 skills events. This launched our seventh season bringing CCHS arts, media, and design talent to the southern California event.

With the increase in CTE funding state-wide, this year's competition brought more schools then ever before. There were tears, disappointment, and cheers for many, but we are proud to say that DATA held their own and actually increased in medals compared to 2016! We'll see what next Saturday brings at Leadership events. 

Congratulations to the following 57 students

3D Visualization
Gold Luis Galindo and Sebastian Gonzalez
Silver Armando Perez and Javier Pardo

Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
Advancing to State Javel Villagrana & Giovanny Hoyas

Advertising Design
Silver Morgan Wash
Advancing to State Daniel Alvarado

Audio/Radio Production
Gold David Lopez & Leonardo Rincon
Silver Citlally Alvarez & Elsa De La Cruz
Bronze Karen Meza & Sebastian Garcia
Advancing to State Trinity Walker & Mariah Vega

Broadcast News Production
Bronze Valerie Vazquez, Natalia Medina, Luis Moyotl & Rosalina Rogel

Digital Cinema
Silver Manuel Aramburo & Jebari Wooten
Bronze Jose Aguirre & Marcos Correa

Silver Autumn Rodriguez, Crystal Martinez, An-Avy Bautista & Maya Jimenez

Graphic Communications
Gold Sadrac Camacho

Graphic Imaging Sublimation
Gold Damian Jimenez
Silver Daniel Rodriguez

Interactive Application and Game Development
Gold Conner Robles and Daniel Manaloto
Silver Randy Avina and Jaylinn Rivas
Bronze AJ Burke and Leon Peña
Advancing to State Redmyn Lee & Erick Inzunza and Eduardo Rojas & Long Vay

Intro to Advertising Design
Gold Andrea Rojas
Silver Anjo Coloma
Advancing to State Paola Granillo and Daniela Gonzalez

Nail Care
Gold Kimberly Vu

Silver Kevin Lopez
Bronze Reece Dupont

Screen Printing Technology
Gold Roberto Tapia
Silver Jeanette Gonzalez
Bronze Brodi Fournier
Advancing to State Christian Suarez, Jorman Saucedo, and Josue Rangel

TV Video Production
Advancing to State Sedona Cruz & Alexandra Magnusson

Monday, January 16, 2017

Expanding Youth Town Hall

On Monday, January 16th, the Town Hall Speaker Series 2017 launched it's first of four lectures with NASA Astronaut Scott Kelley at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort and Spa.

As part of this special event in the desert, the Youth Town Hall component, provides students from 22 Coachella Valley high schools an opportunity to attend a lecture or become one of 8 Youth Ambassadors in the program.

For many years,  DATA has had an Ambassador selected and been right there to capture each night's event with a dedicated video team. For 2017, DATA was fortunate to have been awarded two Youth Ambassadors who will introduce the notable presenters and has added a team of photographers who will capture student participation and provide social media assets directly to the series' Executive Director.

Stay tuned for more to come this spring!