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Mt. San Jacinto College Animates High School Students

This fall, Mt. San Jacinto College plans to hold animation and video classes for high school students were they could earn college credits, reports THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE. In May, the community college was awarded a Strengthening Career Technical Education Programs grant worth $250,000. The grant will pay for training high school teachers, grow industry partnerships and launch an animation and video festival.

Already four high schools -- Temescal Canyon, Rancho Vista, Temecula Valley and West Valley high schools and the San Jacinto Unified School District -- and two agencies in the college's district have joined the program.

On Dec. 8, 2007, students will show off their work at Menifee campus' Jamboree. The event will feature college student displays, seminars, anime club screenings, a gaming tournament and technology training. Additionally, a spring festival will be held in May to highlight student work.

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