Monday, April 23, 2012

2012 Earth Through a Lens Awards

Austyn Moreno Mayor DeRosa
On Saturday, April 21st, three DATA Digital Imaging students were awarded by Cathedral City Mayor Kathy DeRosa at the Earth Through a Lens photography awards and exhibit. The event, held at the Rancho Mirage Public Library, honored top professional photographers from around the U.S. in addition to our CCHS students.
1st Place, Sophomore Austyn Moreno
2nd Place,  Junior Emilia Jimenez
3rd Place, Senior Jasmine Mikulak
Students were each presented with a certificate and $100 gift card to Camera West in Rancho Mirage.

As an additional opportunity, DATA Di senior Wesley Duncan prepared the on screen display of the over 300 submissions, as well as a special show of the winners which will run at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego.

All photographs will be on display through June 30th

Photographs Focusing on a Sustainable Planet

Thursday, April 19, 2012

2012 SkillsUSA California

Thirty-two DATA students had an amazing experience at the 45th Annual State Leadership Conference and SkillsUSA Championships, April 12th-15th at the Town and Country Resort down in San Diego. They took home a total of 16 medals in 8 of the 11 competition areas they entered, with seven students earning gold and the opportunity to compete at the 48th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, Mo. in June.

Congratulations to the following skilled and motivated DATA medal winners!

3D Visualization and Animation
Bronze Team - Radu Vasilie and Daniel Rivera
just completing the assignment was a challenge in 6 hours

Silver - Dennis Keat
Bronze - Kimberlyn Gonzalez
 we occupied 5 of the top 9 spots out of 30

Graphic Communications
Silver - Sebastian Vasquez
missing a tie for gold by 1.5% as a sophomore against a room full of seniors

Chapter Display
Gold Team - Jesus Galarza, Dennis Keat, Kim Vega
Silver Team - Melissa Munoz, Mariah Wells, Kaylin Murphy
the competition didn't stand a chance

Job Skill Demonstration Open
Silver - Ayrton Carazco
an excellent one man show presentation

Broadcast News Production
Gold Team - Linda Ha, Kaylin Murphy, Sydney Siva, Donielle Gerrell
  they overcame technical difficulties, rain, and hail and pulled gold with two iPhones

The Power of Creativity Awarded

Congratulations to the following Di students for their digital mastery being awarded at the 2012 Fine Arts Creativity awards show at the Palm Springs Art Museum on Friday, April 13th!

$1,000 Fine Arts Creativity Purchase Award
The Birden by Kimberlyn Gonzalez
This is the top honor from the program with the purchased piece being added to the permanent Education Department Collection at the museum. This is the 3rd Purchase Award in 7 years for a DATA Digital Imaging student.

$300 Mildred Klaus Award
Pride by Jasmine Mikulak

All Coachella Valley high schools and College of the Desert were invited to submit works in various media addressing the theme of POWER. The works were juried by museum professionals and practicing artists who considered creative interpretation of the theme, technical ability, originality, and imaginative communication of ideas and emotion when making their selections.

Students Shoot Where Art is Happening

For the second year in a row, DATA Digital Imaging students worked with Diane Funk Enterprises, Inc. to photograph the 2012 Indian Wells Art Festival. Students braved the hot sun for two days during Spring Break to shoot artists, local dancers, demonstrations, and award winners.

Additionally, Di students worked as Art Ambassadors for the Festival and were provided a booth to display their work. This provided a wonderful opportunity to interact with the community and share information about the Di and SkillsUSA programs at CCHS.