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May, 2017

Uni trio win ACME Network Story Pitch awards

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  [Posted May 5, 2017] Continuing Uni’s long history of excellence in and around the entertainment, motion picture and television industry, three Uni students were recognized for excellence in a regional animation competition. Under the direction of animation teacher Danna Coonen-Lee, these students took top prizes in the ACME Network Story Pitch Competition Award event where they competed against hundreds of other students throughout LAUSD, Orange County, Glendale, San Diego School District, and other school districts. According to Coonen-Lee, “Students had to design and develop a TV animated series and […]

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Apr, 2017

Can you help five Uni students compete in a State championship?

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Through a national leadership program called SkillsUSA, students learn skills that can help them advance their careers beyond the classroom. Uni teacher Danna Coonen-Lee teaches Animation and Web Design and urged her students to compete in the Southern California competition and here’s their story: “Our students competed this year in the Web Design category using HTML coding and Pin Design/T-Shirt Design category, placing in both! We are trying to send the two teams that placed in Web Design and one other student that competed by himself in the Pin/T-Shirt Design […]

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Nov, 2014

“Divas Save Christmas” giving 50% of ticket sales to Uni for its December 6 performance

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[Posted November 27, 2014] Out of change comes opportunity. When the award-winning Santa Monica Chorus lost its long-time rehearsal home upon the retirement of its director, supporter and Uni Tech Arts Department Chair Danna Coonen-Lee asked Principal Eric Davidson if the group could use some space on campus. The answer was yes, and in return the Chorus is holding its winter concert at Uni’s Stivelman Theater at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 6. Half of all ticket sales will go to benefit the Uni Student Body Fund, up to $2,000 […]

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