Dallas Co. valedictorian pursues her passionsPublished 7:44pm Thursday, May 30, 2013
There were not many days this past school year when recent high school graduate Hannah Davis was sitting still.
As someone who was actively involved in many community and school activities at Dallas County High School, Davis also added being the class of 2013 valedictorian to her list of accomplishments.
“I love public speaking, so to me the speech was fun and easy and I just focused in on my mom so I wouldn’t get nervous,” Davis said, who thanked the high school’s administration and staff members in her graduation speech.
She said she would miss the teachers and their continual support of her when moving on to study at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
“Most of the teachers, they were all so concerned about my graduation and supported me,” Davis said. “With them I could talk about anything and really, they helped me through my whole high school experience.”
She said at Alabama she plans to study secondary mathematics education — something she feels is a combination of two passions, studying math and helping other students.
Her passion for math also developed as she competed on Dallas County’s championship math team for three years. She also competed on the school’s science bowl team, which also took home several championships while Davis was there. In addition she was involved in activities like the Beta Club where she served as president, served as cheerleading captain, was in the National Honors Society and participated in Selma and Dallas County Youth Leadership program as a student and also as a mentor.
The daughter of Melanie and Dave Davis, Hannah will spend her summer volunteering at Cedar Hill Assisted Living Home in Selma and prepare for her upcoming semester at Alabama, where she said she is excited about the opportunities that await her.