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Clark High computer labs to bear name of Jimmy Kimmel

The Andre Agassi Grand Slam for Children red carpet and benefit gala at Wynn Las Vegas on Oct. 29, 2011. Performers included Jimmy Kimmel, Smokey Robinson, Martina McBride, Jeffrey Ross, Train, Signature and Michael Buble.

The Andre Agassi Grand Slam for Children red carpet and benefit gala at Wynn Las Vegas on Oct. 29, 2011. Performers included Jimmy Kimmel, Smokey Robinson, Martina McBride, Jeffrey Ross, Train, Signature and Michael Buble.

The Clark County School Board unanimously approved naming four new computer labs at Clark High School after late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.

The Las Vegas native and the Clark class of 1985 graduate donated $54,000 to his alma mater last October. The money was used to purchase 72 new computers for Clark's new technology wing.

To recognize Kimmel's generous gift and to inspire Clark students, Principal Jill Pendleton decided to create the Jimmy Kimmel Technology Center on the northwest corner of campus.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new wing will take place on May 8.

School Board members also unanimously approved naming the football field at Clark after longtime teacher and coach Larry Barnson.

During his 34 years in the Clark County School District, Barnson touched the lives of more than 17,000 students and led Clark's football team to multiple state, conference and division championships.

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