Another fun-filled summer concludes at San Jacinto College

08.07.2017 | By Jeannie Peng Mansyur

The College hosted 20 summer camps

PASADENA, Texas – Hundreds of young minds were introduced to college life through 20 camps hosted this summer at San Jacinto College.

From maritime and energy to robotics, science, music and athletics, campers were kept busy every week of the summer months. It was a time of career exploration for Jennifer Del Angel, a Channelview High School senior, who has spent the last three summers participating in the College’s maritime summer camp. She’s become so proficient in the maritime activities that she’s often called upon to demonstrate techniques for other campers.

“Three years ago, my mom found out about this camp and asked if I wanted to try it,” said Del Angel, who also recruited her sister to follow in her footsteps in attending the camp. “I loved it, the water and nature, everything. I learned a lot about the transportation and cargo jobs, different types of vessels and their functions.” 

Although she’s still on the fence about her future career choice, Del Angel said the camp has helped her make one important decision. “Even though I have not decided on maritime, I have decided to attend college after graduating from high school,” she said.

For Yolanda Tijerina of North Shore, the STEM Survivor summer camp at San Jacinto College provided her two sons with supplemental education for the summer.

“This was a great opportunity for my sons,” said Tijerina. “This was their first summer camp, and they came home excited to share what they learned each day.”

For a glimpse of the many summer camps hosted at San Jacinto College during summer 2017, visit the College’s summer camp Flickr album.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students each semester benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers eight areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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