“Davis is always willing to help others. Davis likes helping others who may be confused about the topic being taught in class, to better understand what they are learning. Many of his Teachers, friends, and family members have said he is an honest, courteous, and a nice person, always going out of the way to help others.”
Q: You are involved in football, basketball, and baseball at STA. Tell us about those?
A: Being involved in school sports, there is one thing I have learned, and that is you need to have respect for everybody. In football there have been kids with extremely unsportsmen like conduct, shouting verbal expletives at me, and I forgive them. People will always try and push you down both mentally and physically. You just have to get back up, brush yourself off and persevere.
Q: Tell us about your extracurricular activities? Do you have a favorite?
A: In addition to my school activities, I am involved in many extracurricular activities. I am a NJHS Officer, the liaison between NJHS and our student council. I’m also able to help the school and other kids through fundraising.
Every Summer I volunteer to help and teach other children at a local summer camp, there I am a CIT (Counselor In Training). I work with 1st and 2nd graders helping them understand boundaries, respect for one another, and basic problem solving skills.
Lastly I participated in TACSC (The Association of Catholic Student Councils), an organization designed around making you a better leader through the teachings of Christ. Each year we discuss topics like running a more effective meeting, internet safety, and how to run and manage a proper fundraising campaign.
Q: You are always willing to help others in need. What is your favorite memory of someone you helped?
A: My Favorite memory of some I helped was with a friend of mine. He was a new student at STA (Saint Thomas the Apostle) school last year and he was having some trouble in science class, so I sat down with him and started to work though the areas of the lesson he was having difficulty with. Eventually he started to test higher in class, and now he is more proficient in science class keeping up with the lessons and the rest of the class.
Q: In your opinion what makes STA a great school?
A: Our teachers and staff! All of our teachers at STA care about you and your wellbeing, from the Pastor, the Principal, to the School Nurse, and everyone in-between. They are all so trustworthy. If you ever have a problem, you can go to them and they are always caring and happy to help. I love them all!
Q: What is one thing that you did that was exciting this summer?
A: I raised chickens from incubated eggs! It has been a great and rewarding adventure to watch them grow and blossom when you know they could not have done it without you. It all started when we hatched the eggs in seventh grade science class with Mrs. Ulrich. After the chicks hatched I brought home four to raise.
My dad and I built a coop for them, and I cared for them from the 1st day when they were born. My friendliest chicken is named Diesel, she is the one pictured with me. We are about a month away before they start laying fresh eggs for breakfast every day.
Davis is an eighth grader at Saint Thomas the Apostle School.