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Challenger Learning Center Partnering with MSU for Special Olympics Rocketry Program

The Challenger Learning Center at Paducah (CLC) and Murray State University (MSU) have joined forces to provide an introductory rocketry program for Special Olympians May 8 and May 16.

The program, sponsored by the MSU Office of Regional Outreach, will bring members of the McCracken County Special Olympics to the Challenger Learning Center on the campus of West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) May 8. Members of the Murray/Calloway County Special Olympics will visit the center May 16.

The program will be held from 9 11:30 a.m. and will offer the participants an introduction to basic rocketry including making and launching a rocket that each participant will get to keep as a souvenir. The rocket launches will be held from 10:45 11:30 a.m. outside CLC.

We are so thrilled to provide this STEM learning experience for Special Olympics. The MSU sponsorship provided us funding to give the Special Olympians a program that is unique and memorable, said Mellisa Duncan, CLC director.

The media is encouraged to attend.

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