Thirteen Cathedral City High School students received cash awards from the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission for their outstanding work in in Photography, Digital Graphics, Documentary/Narrative Film and Experimental Video at the Fifth Annual DATA Awards Ceremony that was held at the Mary Pickford Theater on May 30, 2018.
Winners in the photography category included:
First Place – Alejandro Macias
Second Place – Daniela Gonzalez
Third Place – Morgan Wash
Winners in the Experimental Video competition included:
First Place – “Black is Beautiful” – Jebari Wooten
Second Place – “Love, A Motif” – Sedona Cruz
Third Place (Tie) – “We’re the Victims Here” – Samuel Ramirez & Alejandro Arcos
Third Place (Tie) – “My Perfect Sandwich” – Citlali Vasquez & Armando Perez
Winners in the Documentary / Narrative Film competition included:
First Place – “Documentary” – Nathan Scarantino
Second Place – “Desert Glow Fest” – Eddie Galen & Company
Third Place – “Untitled Date” – Marina Garcia & Gina Milanovich
Winners in the Digital Graphics Design competition included:
First Place – Erick Inzunza
Second Place – Alexia Lopez
Third Place – Angela Inprom
Each winner received a Target gift card based on their winning category:
First Place – $175
Second Place – $100
Third Place – $50
The CCHS DATA program DATA, which stands for Digital Arts Technology Academy, is a California Distinguished Academy. It is the only approved Arts, Media and Entertainment program in the Coachella Valley. This Apple Distinguished Program/California Partnership Lighthouse Academy focuses student creativity in a variety of design, visual and arts area. The Academy his housed at Cathedral City High School.
Throughout their junior and senior years, DATA students are provided a variety of opportunities to gain experience with community and industry partners through class projects, presentations, and work-based learning in the field. Throughout their junior and senior years, DATA students are provided a variety of opportunities to gain experience with community and industry partners through class projects, presentations, and work-based learning in the field.
Cathedral City’s Public Arts Commission is appointed by the City Council and includes seven members each serving three-year terms. The Public Arts Commission advances performing and visual art in the community. It makes recommendations to the City Council on the selection, acquisition and installation of public art paid for by developer fees; support and production of concerts, readings and other live arts performances; sponsor programs; development and use of facilities for arts projects; and cooperative ventures with other arts organizations throughout the Coachella Valley.