The 14th Annual Kids’ College sponsored by the Office of Corporate and Community Education was held June 9-12 on the BRTC campus in Pocahontas. Participating in the four-day event were 103 students entering 1st through 6thgrades throughout the region, according to Patti Blaxton, Director of Corporate and Community Education.
“This was the 14th session of Kids’ College,” noted Blaxton, “and it continues to be a popular event designed to provide children with a variety of activities promoting education and creativity while having fun.”
The classes offered and presented by area volunteers and businesses were: Planting Seeds, presented by Five River Master Gardeners; Let’s Go Camping, presented by BRAD Early Child Care; Fund to $ave, presented by First National Bank; 4-H Yoga, presented by Randolph County Cooperative Extension Service; Furry & Feathered Friends, presented by Randolph County Humane Society; So, You Want to be a Millionaire?, presented by IBERIABANK; Arkansas Wildlife, presented by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission; Citizen Me, presented by Kiwanis Club of Pocahontas; Historic Toys, presented by Powhatan Historic State Park; In the News, presented by Star Herald Publishing; and Acting Up, presented by Studio for the Arts.
Other classes sponsored by BRTC were: Building a Healthy Plate, Fancy Fans, Kitchen Science, From Worm to Wonder, Friendship, Hello Cupcake, Fossils-Not Just a Rock, Germ Busters, Fun-n-Games, Kid’s Safety, and Tornado Safety.
Pat Lambert and Nettie Blaxton, along with area teenagers, were community volunteers who served as class leaders, in addition to many BRTC employees who also led classes, gave presentations and assisted in various ways throughout the week.
“Kids’ College would not be possible without the hard work of so many individuals coming together to make it happen,” said Blaxton. “I truly appreciate all who helped by sharing their talents, assisting with programs, leading classes, facilitating registration, and sharing their time in any way. It all results in a successful program.”
Photos of Kids’ College 2014 can be viewed on the BRTC website at: http://www.blackrivertech.org/