SANTA ANA — Movie posters covered the walls of a small room containing a large desk covered in different sized monitors and control boards full of knobs and switches.
The room is the control center of "Art Attack," the Orange County High School of the Arts' daily video announcements that recent graduate Adriana Baird, 18, oversaw as technical director.
"I'm in here every day," she said in an interview last month.
Baird, a Newport Beach resident, was one of 17 Newport-Mesa residents who graduated from OCHSA at a ceremony June 14 at the Calvary Chapel in Santa Ana.
The Santa Ana public charter school, which serves more than 1,500 students in grades 7 to 12, gives students an intensive arts education on top of the normal academic offerings.
Baird decided to go to OCHSA in seventh grade, instead of Corona del Mar Middle School. She wanted to study musical theater, but she always planned to come back to Newport for high school.