Ollie the Miniature Horse made an encore visit to Indian Lake Elementary School to help students remember the lessons he taught them earlier this year.
Ollie and his owner, Jolene Buchenroth of Hardin County, recently presented Ollie’s update to ILES second graders. In the fall, Jolene told the students Ollie’s story about changing his looks to try to find acceptance in the barnyard. Eventually he learned to just be himself.
This time, Jolene explained the struggles Ollie went through learning to pull a cart.
She said, “Ollie found that when something is hard, you have to figure out a way to get it done!”
In this case, Ollie had to get new shoes to keep his feet from slipping. He showed off his new sneakers with his favorite outfit for the summer, featuring a swimming suit and sun glasses!
Second grade teacher Jill Young also shared with students a book on perseverance called “Emmanuel’s Dream” about a boy in Ghana who biked across his country despite his physical disability.
Ollie’s encore is part of an ongoing effort to prevent bullying at Indian Lake Elementary. His visit was paid for by a grant from the Alliance for Community Partnership.
Submitted by the Indian Lake school district.