About 30 children, ages 8 and under, and their parents arrived at the Milton Public Library, Wednesday, Oct. 9, to meet “TCF Psydekick,” “PK” for short, a 16-year-old Arabian gelding.

Danielle Martin, 17, a senior at Milton High School, and her mom, Sheila, brought the horse as part of a presentation made by Danielle to meet a requirement for her agricultural business and leadership class.

Milton High School agriculture teacher Stacy Skemp said the requirement was designed to help high school students develop leadership skills by speaking before a group. This is the third year she and her students have made presentations to children at the library, Skemp said. 

High school students are often nervous about making presentations, and find an audience of younger children less intimidating, Skemp said. 

This year, there are nine students in the ag business class. Each will make a presentation at the library, on varying topics, on the first Wednesday of each month throughout the school year, she said. 

As part of her presentation, Danielle read “If I Had A Horse,” by Gianna Marino, and, with PK serving as a visual aid, shared information about the anatomy of a horse. 

Assistant Library Director Jayme Anderson said partnering with the ag business students has provided the library with the opportunity to bring agriculturally-based programming that might not ordinarily be associated with a library. 

Past presentations have included small animals, pumpkin painting and information about maple syrup production, complete with pancakes, Anderson said.  

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