On Sunday, August 20, 2017, Grant Career Center Instructor Mr. Shawn McDaniel and Special Education Director Mrs. Katie Daulton made their second annual trip with Grant Career Center Students to the Special Olympics Equestrian events held at Winton Woods State Park.
Sonni Seikbert, a current senior in the Equine Science Program at Grant Career Center, received 5th in both Showmanship and Western Horsemanship. Hunter Higginbotham, alumni of Grant Career Center, received gold in Showmanship, bronze in Western Horsemanship, and Working Trail. “These two young individuals have worked very hard to accomplish these goals," said McDaniel. “An awesome experience, to say the least. We all endured a long, hard day in the heat. Grant staff encouraged the students to strive for their best. Students concentrated on perfection, and peers and alumni offered hours of support.” McDaniel spends hours working with his students to help them succeed, and he is proud of their dedication throughout the school year as well as their summers.