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December 8th, 2008
Tree planting recognizes Caminos program

From the San Marcos school district

San Marcos High School recently celebrated students who have participated in the Camino’s program by planting a tree in front of the campus.

The Caminos Pre-College Leadership Camp at Texas State University is in its fifth year of bringing students from Miller and Goodnight Junior High schools into a six-week transitional program, preparing them for success at the high school level.

Students graduating from the 8th grade are chosen by the teachers to participate in the program to gain leadership skills and earn credits toward high school. The Caminos project focuses on leadership development, academic instruction, and the college application process.

Dr. Jaime Chahin, Dean of the College of Applied Arts, says that Texas State provides room and board, field trips, and on and off campus transportation for the participating students. For the last several years, the program has been funded by a grant from the Texas Pioneer Foundation.

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