Second-grade students across the district were recently invited to Cowboy Day. The annual event hosted by GCHS Animal Science Career Pathway students was held at the school’s horse barn located on the central campus. Aside from an up-close experience with the horses that are cared for daily by Graves County High School agriculture students, the second graders were able to learn roping techniques, visit a petting zoo area, and enjoy a hay ride.
GCHS junior Abby Flemmons was one of the chairs of the event. “The main purpose of Cowboy Day is to allow kids the experience of being around animals if they have never been able to,” states Flemmons. She also emphasized the importance of teaching students about safety while riding horses or approaching animals.
Agriculture teacher, Abby Lyell, coordinates dozens of high school students each year to plan and lead the multi-day event. The students organize a variety of stations directly connected to their coursework, allowing them a rich learning experience as well.