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Rose State's Kids College offers summer classes

Archery, tennis, science and robotics are among the classes for young people offered at Rose State College in Midwest City
BY DENNIS GOSNELL, For The Oklahoman Published: June 28, 2014

Young archers let the arrows fly during Rose State’s Summer Kids College.

Archery instructors Brandon Mansur and Robin Goodiron provided students with a basic foundation of archery. The class consisted of 11 students from ages 9 to 12.

“Anyone can go buy a bow and some arrows,” Mansur said, “but we’d like for them to learn respect for the equipment and for people.”

Students learned to hold the bow, how to prepare an arrow for launch, the correct way to draw and release an arrow and how to safely maneuver the archery range.

On the tennis courts were 13 fourth- through ninth-graders. Kids College instructors Tracy McDade and Megan Kilmer taught students the proper ways to hold a racquet, perform forehand and backhand swings, serve, and move their feet.

Kilmer said she loves working with the kids. and that for some of them it was their first time playing a sport. “It gets the kids active and having fun,” she said.

Kids College holds classes through the end of July. Enrollment is still available in many classes.

Classes are held Monday through Thursday.

Students can choose from subjects such as cyber security, robotics, dance, golf, ROTC, animation, math, science, and fitness.

For more information, contact the Tom Steed Community Learning Center online at or call 733.7392.

Dennis Gosnell is a Rose State College public relations intern.


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