IMPACT at DSUSD 50th Anniversary

IMPACT juniors Jonathan Idelfonso and Alfredo Ruiz gather footage at the Coachella Valley History Museum. 

On November 17th and 20th, DSUSD hosted its 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Coachella Valley History Museum in Indio. The events featured food, displays, music, games and more. Students and teachers from all across Desert Sands pitched in to help make the event a huge success.

Senior Juan Bailey and sophomore Miranda Hernandez interview DSUSD Public Information Officer Mary Perry

IMPACT students Juan Bailey, Miranda Hernandez, Jonathan Idelfonso, and Alfredo Ruiz were on hand to capture the festivities and gain firsthand production experience in a real-world environment interacting with the community. Back on campus, the students spent hours cataloging and editing footage together into a short documentary that tells the story behind the event. DSUSD Public Information Officer Mary Perry met with the students beforehand to help prepare them and plan the production process.

Check out the finished mini documentary on the IMPACT Vimeo: