Alumni Update: Checking in with Davis Palmer ('22)
Alumnus, Davis Palmer (Class of 2022), recently visited JRHS while on a brief break from college. Davis has been attending Geneva College in PA, where he’s studying Civil Engineering. Davis also spent some time on the court with us this past weekend during the Annual Student vs. Faculty/Staff/Alumni Basketball game! We asked Davis to share some of his college experience with us so far and how his time at JRHS has helped him transition into college life.
Davis said, “Some of the things that have made Geneva college similar to my experience at JRHS have been relatively small class sizes in several classes (average of about 30-40 people in my classes) as well as the ease with which I can talk to my professors. The school also places a high value on faith and has a biblical worldview. It has been easy to make good friends with similar interests. I’m also enjoying continuing to improve my basketball skills.”
One of Davis biggest victories so far during his transition from high school to college is Time Management. Davis added, “I was able to successfully time manage to allow myself to have plenty of space for activities and things that I wanted to do as well as those that I had to do. I have also been able to maintain a 4.0 GPA thanks to the rigorous curriculum at JRHS that prepared me well to study and learn at college. Despite my many victories in time management, I still have a long way to go. It is still a struggle for me to plan out my day perfectly while leaving enough time to sleep.”
Davis credits the Calculus course that we offered through a partnership with NorthStar Academy for helping him to ease into his first trimester at Geneva with a good understanding of Calculus, which is something essential to building a good foundation in the field of engineering.
Lastly, Davis concluded with this: “My strong biblical foundation, study habits, writing, math and science knowledge that I obtained at JRHS has more than prepared me for the rigors of college. I am also grateful to all my teachers and mentors at JRHS who took the time and effort to help me grow academically, spiritually and personally throughout my 4 years of high school.”