Over the past three years, May LeRoy has built a strong choir program at Cathedral City High School that focuses talent and helps to give students the skills they need to succeed in life after high school.
This short film by DATA Senior Joe Arzuaga takes a look at the CCHS Chamber Singers and bids farewell to the class of 2013.
By Santina Ristaino
Today and tomorrow, President Barack Obama will meet with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands. This will be the first presidential meeting for both presidents at Sunnylands.
The two presidents will meet privately, although a brief news conference for the White House Press Corps is expected. The leaders will review progress and challenges in U.S-China relations over the past four years and discuss ways to enhance cooperation. They will also discuss everything from cyber attacks and espionage to North Korea’s nuclear program and China’s burgeoning trade relations with Mexico.
Both presidents will be accompanied by roughly 500 people between their two delegations and the media. While Obama will spend the night at Sunnylands, Xi and his delegation will not. They are set to stay at an undisclosed Coachella Valley site.
Late owners of Walter and Leonore Annenberg. Sunnylands, the location of the Annenberg Estate was constructed in the mid-1960′s as a winter home for Walter and Leonore Annenberg. Over the years, Sunnylands has hosted seven U.S presidents, world leaders from around the globe, and even British royalty.
Part of the Annenberg’s dream for Sunnylands was to have the location serve as a forum for world leaders to engage in conversations that will lead to meaningful impacts. Mary Perry, Deputy Director of Media Relations for Sunnylands said that with this visit, the Annenberg’s dream is being realized and that the conversations taking place “will truly change the world.”
Sunnylands and DATA
Sunnylands has been a longtime partner and supporter of the DATA program at Cathedral City High School. These are a few samples of student work done in collaboration with Sunnylands over the 2012-2013 school year:
DATA students Karolina Ruiz and Fatima Salcedo explore the “Dare to Dance Convention” at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort for their final Journalism piece.
Short film for the 2013 “Every 15 Minutes” campaign at Cathedral City High School. Created in collaboration between DATA and SADD students.
By Kaylin Murphy
Last fall, many seniors applied for local business and non-profit organization scholarships. On May 15 at the Doral Resort, 74 seniors were awarded scholarships for outstanding community service, excellence in school, and/or exceptional personal achievements. In total, more than one million dollars were awarded to high school seniors.
Photo slideshow by Kaylin Murphy and Margarita Arechiga
A short documentary by Joe Arzuaga and Pedro Pineda explores martial arts tricking at the PowerKids Center in Palm Desert.
Clarissa Cisneros and Zaira Garcia highlight the 2013 Lions’ Track and Field season, focusing on challenges, successes, and hard-working athletes.
DIGICOM, the annual Palm Springs Unified School District student and teacher film festival premieres tonight, May 7th, in the Palm Springs High School auditorium at 6:30. Five short film projects from CCHS students have been selected to be a part of this year’s DIGICOM festival.
The Actor by Jonathan Serna
Kathy DeRosa: The Face of Cathedral City by Karolina Ruiz and Fatima Salcedo
Shotokan Karate by Joseph Arzuaga and Linda Ha
Cups by Ariana Davis, Nadine Gallegos, Donnie Gerrell, and Julie Meza
CCHS Senior Harlem Shake by Moises Murillo and Austin Veal
Arrive early and grab a seat for the 2013 DIGICOM student and teacher film festival. Support CCHS filmmakers and see films created by other PSUSD students of all ages.
Kelvin Valenzuela and Diego Ponce explore the Coachella Valley Radio Club, known for flying massive and impressive radio controlled planes and models.
Produced by Gabrielle Knight and Genevieve Knight
The Sunnylands Visitor’s Center becomes the focus of Modernism Week as part of a celebration highlighting a style and movement closely tied to the Coachella Valley.