Sunday, January 29, 2017

2017 Region 6 Skills

On Saturday, January 28th, 80 DATA students competed once again at SkillsUSA California Region 6 skills events. This launched our seventh season bringing CCHS arts, media, and design talent to the southern California event.

With the increase in CTE funding state-wide, this year's competition brought more schools then ever before. There were tears, disappointment, and cheers for many, but we are proud to say that DATA held their own and actually increased in medals compared to 2016! We'll see what next Saturday brings at Leadership events. 

Congratulations to the following 57 students

3D Visualization
Gold Luis Galindo and Sebastian Gonzalez
Silver Armando Perez and Javier Pardo

Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
Advancing to State Javel Villagrana & Giovanny Hoyas

Advertising Design
Silver Morgan Wash
Advancing to State Daniel Alvarado

Audio/Radio Production
Gold David Lopez & Leonardo Rincon
Silver Citlally Alvarez & Elsa De La Cruz
Bronze Karen Meza & Sebastian Garcia
Advancing to State Trinity Walker & Mariah Vega

Broadcast News Production
Bronze Valerie Vazquez, Natalia Medina, Luis Moyotl & Rosalina Rogel

Digital Cinema
Silver Manuel Aramburo & Jebari Wooten
Bronze Jose Aguirre & Marcos Correa

Silver Autumn Rodriguez, Crystal Martinez, An-Avy Bautista & Maya Jimenez

Graphic Communications
Gold Sadrac Camacho

Graphic Imaging Sublimation
Gold Damian Jimenez
Silver Daniel Rodriguez

Interactive Application and Game Development
Gold Conner Robles and Daniel Manaloto
Silver Randy Avina and Jaylinn Rivas
Bronze AJ Burke and Leon Peña
Advancing to State Redmyn Lee & Erick Inzunza and Eduardo Rojas & Long Vay

Intro to Advertising Design
Gold Andrea Rojas
Silver Anjo Coloma
Advancing to State Paola Granillo and Daniela Gonzalez

Nail Care
Gold Kimberly Vu

Silver Kevin Lopez
Bronze Reece Dupont

Screen Printing Technology
Gold Roberto Tapia
Silver Jeanette Gonzalez
Bronze Brodi Fournier
Advancing to State Christian Suarez, Jorman Saucedo, and Josue Rangel

TV Video Production
Advancing to State Sedona Cruz & Alexandra Magnusson

Monday, January 16, 2017

Expanding Youth Town Hall

On Monday, January 16th, the Town Hall Speaker Series 2017 launched it's first of four lectures with NASA Astronaut Scott Kelley at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort and Spa.

As part of this special event in the desert, the Youth Town Hall component, provides students from 22 Coachella Valley high schools an opportunity to attend a lecture or become one of 8 Youth Ambassadors in the program.

For many years,  DATA has had an Ambassador selected and been right there to capture each night's event with a dedicated video team. For 2017, DATA was fortunate to have been awarded two Youth Ambassadors who will introduce the notable presenters and has added a team of photographers who will capture student participation and provide social media assets directly to the series' Executive Director.

Stay tuned for more to come this spring!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

#PSIFF Student Screening Day 2017

On January 9th, 200 DATA students joined about 700 other PSUSD high school and UC Riverside students at another amazing year of the Palm Springs International Film Society's Student Screening Day. This year students viewed

A Man Called Ove (Available on Netflix)
An irresistible adaptation of Fredrik Backman’s best-seller is a touching, comic crowd-pleaser. Through flashbacks, it chronicles the life and times of a stubborn, short-tempered man with steadfast beliefs, strict routines and the sense that everyone around him is an idiot. Bring tissues.

and The Eagle Huntress
An enchanting and empowering non-fiction film shot and edited with the virtuosity of a big studio feature, Bell’s soaring debut is the story of 13-year-old Aisholpan, destined to teach her clan’s elders that yes, a girl can hunt with a golden eagle just like a boy, only better.

The special treat came from Director Hannes Holm and Cinematographer Göran Hallberg as they shared their filmmaking process and provided motivation for students in the audience. 

Another huge thank you goes out to the Palm Springs International Film Society as well as VAPA Coordinator Louisa Castrodale for making this annual event so special!