NaHavian Davis has made a name for himself on the football field.
He’s also done the same in the classroom, and he’s been selected as the WesBanco Student of the Week.
“NaHavian is a model student, not only setting an admirable example for classmates, but always giving his best effort on all assignments,” FCHS teacher Kim Karsner wrote in her nomination. “In addition to the classroom, he is a valuable four-year member of the football team.
“While he is a star student and athlete, he is most importantly a kind and polite person of high standards that he sets for himself and maintains. In a world where respect is sometimes difficult to find, one can look to NaHavian to find it. He makes a point to be respectful. He is one of those students who teachers long remember and hope the best for in their future.”
Davis, a senior, is the son of Shenell Davis and Nathan Davis.
State Journal: What is your favorite subject in school and why?
Davis: English. I like learning about poetry and how to put words together in different ways that will create a whole new in-depth meaning of whatever it is that you are trying to portray.
SJ: Do athletics help with the academic side of school?
Davis: Yes, they allow you to make friends that you will create memories with that will last a lifetime. And on top of that, the people who you will meet and become friends with through athletics will be the same ones who will have your back when things go bad. When you need help in school, those same people are usually the first people to offer their hand to help you out.
SJ: Who has had the biggest impact on your academic career, and how have they impacted it? You can name more than one person.
Davis: To be honest, it’s hard to pinpoint one person and say they have solely had the biggest impact on my academic career. If I was to do that it would take me forever to answer that question, so instead I’ll name a few people and teachers who’ve either helped along the way, gave me great academic advice that I’ll never forget, or just been someone who’s stayed on me about my academics. Those people are my mom, my granny, Mr. Green (long live Mr. Green), Ms. Karsner, Mr. Fairchild and myself.
SJ: Is there an area of study you didn’t pursue in high school that you wish you had?
Davis: For the most part I don’t think that there is an area of study that I haven’t studied in high school that I wish I would’ve. Since freshman year I have set myself up with classes that will help me in the career path that I choose as well as classes like Mr. Fairchild’s personal finance class that will help me learn about real life situations and things to stay away from as much as possible as I leave high school, such as debt and loans.
SJ: What will you miss most about Franklin County when you graduate?
Davis: As of right now the things that I will miss about Franklin County would probably be friends I made there, the memories I made there, the student section going crazy at our home games every time we made a big play, the community having our back as we pushed through the playoffs during the football season no matter the outcome of our season, the jokes that were said and the laughs that I’ve had since I’ve been at Franklin County.
But to be honest, when I graduate I feel that all of the things that I miss now will be so infinitesimal compared to what I’ll miss as I walk across the stage and it finally hits me that I’ll no longer be a student at Franklin County.