Sunday, January 26, 2014

#DATAcademy Rock'n Region 6

DATA-SkillsUSA, now entering it's fourth season, rocked the 2014 Region 6 competitions. Students earned 24 gold, 10 silver, and 7 bronze medals in 22 individual and team events over the two back-to-back Saturdays in January. A total of 81 qualified their skill and leadership abilities to earn spots at SkillsUSA California this coming April in San Diego, including 4 student competitors from Nellie Coffman Middle School (NCMS)!

Here are the results... 

Leaderships @ Apple Valley High School 1/18/14

Quiz Bowl
Gold: Jacob Janes, Anthony Ramirez, Tara Tapia, Sara Lopez, Jonathan Serna
Bronze: Sebastian Gomez, Rio Chacon, Simi Chacon, Camille Manaloto, Jetzabel Villaescusa, Norma Vasquez, MariaFernanda Salazar

Community Service - Gold
Norma Vasquez, Carolina Vasquez, Janet Mosqueda

Prepared Speech - Silver
Sara Lopez

Job Interview - Silver
Manny Gomez

20 Second Elevator
Gold: Bonnie Vo
Silver: Samuel Oropeza

Job Demo A - Gold
Michael DeLeon

Gold - Jennifer Reynoso
Silver - Viviana Martinez

T-Shirt Design 
Gold - Ramon Alvarez
Silver - Carolina Vazquez

Bronze - Alice Rodriguez

with further students advancing in
Quiz Bowl, Extemporaneous Speaking, Creed, and 20 Second Elevator

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Skills @ UTI in Ontario 1/25/14

AME Career Pathway Showcase - Gold
Israel Chavez, Denise Gonzalez, Tara Tapia

Graphic Communications
Gold: Eric Cuahizio
Silver: Jordan Garcia (NCMS)

Gold: Jenni Varela
Silver: Simi Chacon
Bronze: Mariafernanda Salazar

3D Visualization and Animation
Gold: Jacob Janes and Anthony Ramirez
Bronze: Manuel Lopez and Sebastian Gomez

Audio/Radio Production
Gold: Norma Vazquez and Jessie Rojo

Broadcast News Production
Gold: Jessie Villareal, Kimberly Martinez, Yolanda Cortez, Betsy Villeda
Silver: Jocelyn Chicas, Rosalina Rogel, Damien Jimenez
Bronze: Viviana Martinez, Jennifer Reynoso, Julia de la Torre, Hillary Rivera

Digital Cinema
Gold: Monaco Castaneda and Ramon Arcos
Silver: Oscar Garcia
Bronze: Melissa Medina and Jarelle Balanzat

TV Video Production
Gold: Mayra Garcia and Tracy Sanchez
Silver: Daniela Gonzalez and Itzel Tolama (NCMS)
Bronze: Andrea Alvarez and Denys Loaiza

with further students advancing in
Screen Printing Technology, 3D Visualization, TV Video, and Digital Cinema

Monday, January 13, 2014

PSIFF Year Six

On Jan. 13th, 120 DATA students attended the Palm Springs International Film Festival's Student Screening Day for the sixth year in a row. Two world-class films were shown to a packed house of 1,000+ Coachella Valley high school students, as well as a filmmaker Q&A, and lunch from Chipotle Mexican Grill.

Especially interesting this year was the appearance of x-pro snowboarder Kevin Pearce as follow up to the screening of the HBO documentary feature, The Crash Reel, a story about his recovery from a traumatic brain injury while training for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

The second film selection, Wadjdafrom Sony Pictures Classics was equally emotional and inspiring. This film was shot by the first female filmmaker in Saudi Arabia and was the first full-length feature shot in the country.

A huge thank you to the Palm Springs International Film Society for their continued support of arts education!

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

CCHS Arts Night Zombified

On Friday, January 10th the 2nd Annual CCHS Arts Night was a great success! Students from all arts disciplines shared their talents with crowds ebbing and flowing through the all new 808 Gallery, performing arts held in the CCHS theater, and the #DATAcademy dual digital digital display of photography, video, and animation.

Especially interesting was the demonstration of 3Di's all new CC Zombies 3d interactive game based on the personality and layout of the CCHS campus.

Stay tuned for further news of CC Zombies' June 2014 launch with guidance from Joel Fashingbauer of Silicon Springs.