Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Ranking at SkillsUSA Nationals

The 2017 SkillsUSA National Skill and Leadership Conference proved to be the best yet for the DATA program! Three DATA Digital Imaging sophomores represented California and Cathedral City in Pin Design and Interactive Application and Video Game Development competitions and had fun spending time in beautiful Louisville, Kentucky.

Congratulations to the following students

Crystal Martinez
Pin Design
Ranked 7th out of 35 in the Nation

Conner Robles and Daniel Manaloto
Interactive Application and Video Game Development
Ranked 9th out of 19 in the Nation

View the video game trailer 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Designing for Mental Awareness

Congratulations to DI Junior Morgan Wash for her design being selected as the winner of the 2017 Dare to be Aware art contest. Her work will be reproduced on t-shirts, posters, and brochures for the upcoming Dare to be Aware Youth Conference for Riverside County.

The full-day conference will be held for about 1000 Riverside County middle and high school students in order to increase awareness and reduce the stigma related to mental illness.

Friday, May 26, 2017

4th Annual DATA Awards

On Thursday, May 25th, the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission hosted the 4th Annual DATA Awards at the Mary Pickford Theater. Student's work was recognized for both photography and filmmaking and shared on the silver screen.

Congratulations to the following students

Tatianna - 1st Place Photography $350
by Pamela Montenegro 

Frida Karla - 2nd Place Photography $200
Paola Granillo

Lucha sin fin - 3rd Place Photography $100
Joe Jimenez

Phillip K. Smith - 1st Place Film $350
Sedona Cruz

Ask Me - 2nd Place Film $200
Jose Aguirre and Marcos Correa

Live Fully Now - 3rd Place Film $100
Eddie Galan

A huge thank you to Alan Carvalho and Tim Parrott of the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission and Ted Hane at the Mary Pickford Theater for their ongoing contribution to the DATA Program!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Addiction Awarded

On May 11th, PSUSD CTE held its first career academy showcase. The event was organized by student leaders from each district high school and held at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Career pathways and academies were invited to share their integrated and special projects for four hours to the community and judges ranging from public safety to culinary arts. During the process and event, CTE students were also asked to contribute based on the professional skills they are learning in their respective programs.

DATA is pleased to announce that their multi-grade integrated project, Addiction: Control What is Controlling You,  geared towards teens dealing with addiction, was awarded 1st Place by judges from across the Coachella Valley community.

Congratulations to the following DATA students 
for all their hard work and collaboration

Presenters: Manny Aramburo and Blanca Granados
Web Master: Sadrac Camacho
Logo and Brochure Design: Angela Inprom
Senior Executive Team: Tatianna Miles, River Gibbs, Rosalina Rogel, Pamela Montenegro, Celeste Medina, Juan Martinez, Rebecca Wenger, and Danielle Ramirez.
Social Media: Hillary Rivera and Julia de la Torre
Photography and Video: DATA juniors and seniors
Research: DATA Sophomores
Statistics: DATA Juniors

A very special thank you also goes out to the DATA teacher team, Jamie Steinberg from Leap Online Marketing, as well as Helene Photias and Chanise Walker from the Betty Ford Center
Read more about the event on

Sunday, May 7, 2017

An Interstellar Design Collaboration

On May 6th, Interstellar Comic Books and Collectibles hosted Free Comic Book Day. As part of the national event, DATA alumni and store owner, Adrian Cuevas, sold t-shirts designed by DATA junior Morgan Wash. To add another factor to the #DATAcademy equation, the shirts were printed by DATA screen printing competitors preparing for SkillsUSA California under the mentorship of Windmill City Screen Printing and DATA community partner/CCHS Alum, Glen Coy.

Thanks to all for this community design collaboration!