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Davis named winner of 2020 Principal’s Award at HCHS

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Brandon Davis (center) with parents Wanda and Clarence Davis and (back) Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mark Lineburg, HCHS Principal Michael Lewis and School Board Chair Todd Moser. / May 24, 2020
Outgoing graduate Brandon Davis is the winner of the 2020 Principal’s Award, the top honor at Halifax County High School, presented this week by HCHS Principal Michael Lewis.

The honor, said Lewis, goes to the student who illustrates “a solid work ethic, demonstrates good behavior, [is] a leader among their peers, values their and others right to an education, and has a positive impact on the school and community.”

Davis, the principal added, exemplifies all those qualities, and more.

Describing Davis as caring, genuine, honest, and a hard worker, Lewis added, “He picks others up when they are down and leads by example without having to say much.”

Overwhelmed with excitement, Davis said, “All glory is to God with this award and all my other accomplishments. It was a total surprise that I never saw coming.”

Davis will attend Bluefield College in western Virginia, near the West Virginia line, to continue his athletic and academic career.

Davis has been an active part of all aspects of high school life. He was a standout on the Comet football team, was a member of the HCHS Leadership Program at the high school, and was a leading student spokesperson in the campaign to enact a local sales tax to modernize HCHS.

“Brandon is a true example of what it means to be a leader. With his hard work on and off the field, it will continue to pay off for him,” said Lewis.

For the 2019 football season, Davis earned first team All-Piedmont District honors as a tight end and linebacker. He made first team All Region 4D as a linebacker and second team as tight end. He was awarded the Blue Comet Award after receiving the Blue Steel Comet Award for all four years of his football playing career. The awards honored his four years of dedication to the weight room and football program.

Grayson Throckmorton, Comet head football coach, said, “Brandon Davis is one of the best players I have ever coached. He possesses the skills and demeanor that makes being a coach fun and exciting. Moreover, his qualities as a young man are even better. Whatever he chooses to pursue in the future, he will surely be an asset, just as he was with the Blue Comet football program.

Along with football, Davis said he loves the outdoors hunting and fishing, and is a proud member of Cluster Pines Holiness Church.

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