Westmoore's Savannah Davis: Academic Athlete of the Month – Presented by Republic Bank & Trust


Written by Kelsey Baucom

Westmoore junior Savannah Davis is a student athlete who works hard in school and has a heart for others. She has played golf competitively for five years and casually for eight, getting started in the game because her grandpa would take her along when he played.

Davis is dedicated student, ranking 21st of 587 in her class and maintaining a 4.69 GPA. Her drive for academic excellence comes from her desires for her future.

“I am motivated to be successful in the classroom by my goals for the future,” she said. “I want to become a pediatrician so that I can not only help people in my community but take my skills to countries that don’t have ready access to healthcare.”

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One thing that makes Davis enjoy being a Westmoore student is the environment created by the staff, students, and tradition. She says that it is “very much like a family.” One of the members of the Westmoore community that has been an influence on Davis is her AP History teacher.

“My favorite teacher I have had in high school is my AP World History teacher Ms. Melinda Parks,” Davis said. “History is not my favorite subject but I loved her class because she presented the content in so many different ways – activities, discussions, lectures, video, books, etc. – that it was hard not to learn and be interested.”

In addition to being in the top 10% of her class, Davis is proud to be a National Hispanic Recognition Program scholar. Along with her commitment to golf, Davis is also involved in National Honor Society, Key Club, Junior Council, and Jags For Christ at Westmoore. She also volunteers in kids ministry at her church and plays piano for the worship team.

After high school, Davis’s plans include college, medical school, and in her words, “using everything I learn along the way to help other people.”

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