On May 24, El Dorado High School’s Digital Media Arts Academy (DMAA) freshman class had a special visit from alumnus, Tony Sherg. Tony, a former Hawk Talk anchor for the program, recently won an Emmy Award for his work on The Star Wars Show.
Tony works as a Creative Production Specialist for Lucas Films, one of the world’s leading entertainment companies and home to the legendary Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises. In his role, Tony creates a variety of digital content including, advertisements, GIFs, video content, and shareable illustrations. He also collaborates with the Star Wars Show as a Production Assistant on a variety of film shoots both on-site and around the San Francisco and Los Angeles area.
Tony is just one example of how Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District students benefit from participating in one of six CareerLink Academies offered at El Dorado, Esperanza, Valencia, and Yorba Linda high schools. CareerLink Academies, including DMAA, give students the opportunity to see the real-world relevance and applicability of their curriculum, gain new industry-specific skills, liaise with professionals in their area of interest, engage in internships and job training in their fields, and earn credits and certifications that facilitate their transition into the workforce and/or collegiate programs of study.