woman holding a medal stands next to a horse

Arkport teachers are amazing inside and outside of the classroom. This month, the district would like to shine the spotlight on third grade teacher Ms. Cassie Kowalcyk. Earlier this month, Ms. Kowalcyk competed and placed at the Arabian Sport Horse Nationals at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio. Ms. Kowalcyk, a competitor, and rider since age 4, qualified with for this year’s event with her two horses Cyte and Nica. Both horses garnered a top mark. Additionally, Nica was named Reserve National Champion (second place out of 38) – an impressive feat for a four-year-old horse!