CENTER — The Center High School Multimedia Advisory group met last month in Center at El Azteca de Oro restaurant to wrap up the school year and report on current and future projects.
In attendance were Lori Cooper, Jeri Trujillo, Tim Chacon, Kevin Jones and Teresa Benns.
Lori Cooper announced that video production instructor and multimedia advisory member Stefan Welsh has already relocated to Illinois where his wife will be attending Baylor University. Computer consultant Julio Paez was absent from the meeting.
Multimedia instructor Dennis Schoenfelder gave the student report. Schoenfelder told the group his students have designed T-shirts and shot pictures for the Skills USA competition. Thanks to a Perkins grant, the class was able to buy a poster printer and have since made large posters of landscapes and a planet scene.
Other projects students completed were creating scholarship certificates, business cards, flyers and office signs.
Liz Serna reported that the class sponsored a fundraiser to attend Skills USA by making fathead posters. During class, students also helped create publications and paginate them on a board. Serna, who graduated this year, left ideas for next year with Mr. Schoenfelder, including having students recreate scenes from movies and take pictures of people dressed in costumes.
Serna said she is attending Adams State University to major in biology but will keep up with her photography. Schoenfelder reported that Aspen Paiz is a photography major at Colorado State University and another student is majoring in graphics at the University of Northern Colorado.
“Aspen did a lot of outside photography work and many of her photos wound up in the yearbook and the (Center) paper,” Principal Kevin Jones commented.
Lori Cooper reported that Perkins funds this year were used to purchase eight Canon T-6 digital cameras for Schoenfelder’s students. Cooper said she attended the careers fair at ASU and is interested in promoting a wider interest in non-traditional careers for students.
Cooper relayed PARCC data on multimedia students and said generally all Center students passed. Fifty-five percent of students met or exceeded PARCC goals for growth. Last year 65 percent met or exceeded the same goals.
Ninth and tenth graders taking the T-CAP test doubled their reading growth.
The advisory group will meet again this fall.