Madison Davis said it was like a “dream come true” to be chosen as a salutatorian at Lanett High School and considers it her greatest achievement there. During her speech, which she will deliver on May 20, she intends to reflect on the past and the future.
“I plan to tell how the past [has] shaped who we are today and how our class [has] have come closer over the past few years,” she said. “Going forward, I plan to tell them to stay true to themselves and get whatever they want out of life.”
A major turning point in Davis’ life came during her freshman year when her math teacher, Jacquis Cofield, pulled her aside and told her she needed to watch how she was acting because she had a bright future. in front of her.
“She was also the one who taught me that respect will take you far,” Davis said.
Cofield often spoke to Davis and even helped her give her graduation speech. Cofield inspired Davis to stay positive and not let other people’s attitudes influence his own.
Davis said she plans to become an accountant. She loves bookkeeping and the idea that she could make a lot of money doing it. She plans to attend Alabama A&M University. She is currently dual enrolled at Southern Union State Community College.
She said she was a high achiever since elementary school. She attributed this largely to her father, Nicholas Davis.
“He always pushed me to do my job, and he [give me praise] to get good grades and everything, so I would try to make him proud,” she said.
Davis has been involved in many extracurricular activities, including student council, Future Business Leaders of America, Future Career Leaders of America, Beta Club, and the National Honor Society. She said she was vice president of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, and Future Business Leaders of America.
If she could give any advice to current or future students, she would tell them to be true to themselves.
“Just because you’re the only one doing something in a different way doesn’t mean it’s wrong,” she said. “It just means it’s different, and it’s okay to be different.”
If she could change one thing in the world, Davis would make people have more positive attitudes.
One accomplishment that Davis is proud of is buying her own car. She said she bought it at the beginning of November 2020 and paid for it at the end of November 2021.
Davis said she was born and raised in Lanett.