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Student Spotlight on Erica Henry and Misty

Kayla Towers / Mainstream

Erica Henry not only dressed as Laura Ingalls Wilder for her speech class but she arrived in character: on her horse, Misty. The class, Speech 111, taught by Paula Usrey is doing an entertaining speech assignment in their classroom located in the Danny Lang Teaching, Learning & Event Center.

Henry and her mother Sherri trailered the horse to UCC and parked in the Technology Center lot. Henry then rode Misty up the hill so that her class could see her dismounting in front of the Lang Center windows.

Although this was the first day at college for the appaloosa Misty, her owner has plans for continuing on to earn a veterinarian degree. Henry was accepted to OSU but decided to attend UCC first.

Henry has competed both with the Oregon High School Equestrian Team for five years as well as with her 4H group led by Norma Talbert. Henry has won buckles in OSET and was the champion showman all around winner at the 2015 Douglas County Fair. Misty is one of Henry’s two horses; she also owns a Quarter Horse which she uses for gaming.