Thursday, February 16, 2017

Shooting Desert X w/PKS3

On February 10th and 14th, DATA junior photographer Daniela Gonzalez had the rare opportunity to be a part of the student media team to shoot artist Phillip K. Smith in the field and in his studio as he prepared for Desert X 2017.

Desert X is a collection of site-specific installations by emerging artists from the Coachella Valley. It will run for 1 month bridging Modernism Week Palm Springs and the first weekend of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival.

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. 

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A Taste of Jalisco

On February 11th, the DATA Digital Imaging crew photographed the 2nd Annual Taste of Jalisco festival. The festival celebrates the 20th anniversary of the sister city relationship between Cathedral City and Tequila, Jalisco (Mexico).  The event offered excellent professional practice for event photography and supplied the City of Cathedral City with a wonderful collection of promotional images.

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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