Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Fashion Week 2015

For eight nights during Spring Break, DATA students photographed the annual Fashion Week El Paseo in Palm Desert. This has always been a coveted experience for the Academy as the only school in the Coachella Valley to take part in this unique professional opportunity.

A huge thank you to the Saxony Group, Palm Springs Life magazine, and the DATA team for making this happen!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Full Sail Alum Returns

2014 DATA graduate, Jose Reyes, returned today to speak with Media Literacy students on his experiences as a graphic design student at Full Sail University near Orlando, Fl.

Jose shared about school life, the unique accelerated learning environment at the college, and some of his design work. An especially useful part of the program are the visits by many high end design and production companies and that they learn valuable employment skills such as client management and public speaking.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

SkillsUSA California 2015

The SkillsUSA California 48th Annual State Leadership and Skill Conference was more competitive then ever! Over 2,000 students from all 6 regions brought their A game to the Town and Country Resort in San Diego for four challenging and exciting days. 

DATA took home a total 9 medals in 7 different events and was recognized as a Chapter of Excellence. Even more impressive this year was the effort of the 11 DATA chapter delegates who worked to elect our first ever state officer, Statesmen, and national delegate, Norma Vazquez. Norma will be training with the other California officers this summer in Louisville, KT., then returning to lead chapters in Region 6, at CCHS, and the 2016 SkillsUSA California state conference.

Congratulations to the following students

Region 6 Parliamentarian and Statesmen Award
Norma Vazquez  

Occupational Health and Safety
Gold: Irene Barragan, Alan Montoya, Gianfranco Zena

Gold: Shan Vo
Bronze: Citlali Vazquez

Interactive Application and Game Design
Bronze: Jose Bermudez, Sebastian Gomez, Salvador Camino, Ramiro Escobar

Screen Printing Technology
Silver: Stephanie Suarez

Graphic Communications
Silver: Eric Cuahuizo

Arts, AV, and Communications Career Pathway Showcase
Silver: Guadalupe Cortez, Jocelyn Chicas, Tatianna Miles

Audio/Radio Production
Silver: Rosa Rodriguez and Janett Tirado
Bronze: Norma Vasquez and Rio Chacon