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Woodbridge High Schools’ Patrick Davis Earns the WBOC/Mountaire Scholar Athlete of the Month Award for January 2012
(Bridgeville, DE) – On Monday, January 9th, Mountaire Farms and WBOC kicked-off the New Year by honoring a champion. Woodbridge High School senior Patrick Davis has proven himself both a winner on the wrestling mat and in the classroom. Not only is he the reigning Delaware State Wrestling Champion at 145 lbs, Patrick also boasts an impressive 3.84 un-weighted GPA. It is for these accomplishments and more that Patrick was honored as the WBOC/Mountaire Scholar Athlete of the Month for January 2012, an award that brings with it a crystal engraved trophy, a banner for display in the school and a $1,000 college scholarship.
“Devoted to improvement”, that is how Patrick is described by Woodbridge High School Wrestling Coach Doc Kemmerlin. “His Devotion to the sport is irrefutable; he works out four to five times a week during the off-season, sometimes even traveling an hour to attend practice. Patrick will even shadow drill or work on his stance alone in his basement when unable to find a practice.”
Such devotion has enabled Patrick to rise to the top of the wrestling ranks in the State of Delaware. His achievements include the aforementioned Delaware State Championship at 145 lbs as a junior; he was an AAU All-American in 2011, including a 12-1 record at the Junior Olympics. Patrick also medaled in the Disney Duals and has been a 1st team all-state academic athlete for all three years of high school.
And although wrestling may be Patrick’s passion, he excels in many other arenas. He is the leading scorer and captain of the varsity soccer team, the vice president of the schools key club and a member of the track team. Amazingly, Patrick taught himself the intricacies of pole vaulting and placed 3rd in the competition during the 2010 Delaware Track Championship.
In the classroom Patrick is just as devoted. With an eye on a future career in health and nutrition, he knows the importance of studying hard and keeping his grades up. While being enrolled in a mix of Honors and College preparatory classes, Patrick has maintained a 3.84 un-weighted GPA which ranks in the top 5 of his class academically.
“In the classroom, at the pulpit and on the business scene, when someone has been on the job for 40 years or more they don’t have to look far to find someone with the right stuff. In business it’s the bottom line that announces the success for coworkers. At the pulpit success is spelled by the growth of the congregation and their continued enthusiastic participation with spiritual activities that results in expansion of facilities with bricks and mortar due to membership growth on a consistent basis. At the scholastic complex it is all about the individual who for four years sits behind the desk, performs consistently on a competitive level that tells the mentor they are doing the right thing and perhaps in special cases they are privileged to contribute to the education of an extraordinary individual. Such is the case with Patrick Davis, extraordinary student in academics, state champion athlete on the mat, self-taught pole vault champion and soccer team captain, and in the time most of us would be napping leads his peers in academic classes and community service activities.
Patrick Davis is known by Woodbridge High School educators as the “total package”. Recognized on a national level as a top contender for college honors, he will never be forgotten by those mentors who for many years were responsible for teaching the positive skills that will in the future benefit many who live, work, play and pray with Mr. Davis.
And due to those educators who were present in the classroom during the past 40-years, they will have lifetime memories for the opportunities their much appreciated careers allowed for them to teach and reach other outstanding students and citizens like Patrick Davis.” Roger Marino, Corporate Community Relations Director, Mountaire Farms.