Our Students: Adrian Davis ’19
Adrian Davis ’19 is a hard-working, confident, loving person who is doing his best to follow his dreams. And because of financial aid, Adrian is well on his way to realizing those dreams.
As a freshman, Adrian took Honors English while at the same time excelled on the varsity golf team, helping lead the Dragons to a league championship and a spot in the North Coast Section playoffs. “Though I really struggled in English during the second semester, and even thought about giving up, I learned I could persevere,” he said.
Without financial aid, Adrian likely couldn’t have attended O’Dowd. “My older sister went to O’Dowd for two years, but my parents couldn’t afford it any longer,” he said. “I’m able to take advantage of all the great opportunities at O’Dowd because of financial aid. And I don’t have to worry about my family being under such financial struggle.”
The school’s emphasis on sustainability and the environment resonates with Adrian. “It shows that the little things you do every day can impact your environment for years to come,” he said.
Adrian believes what makes O’Dowd so special is the strong sense of community. “I really like the fact that a bunch of people from different backgrounds can still get along despite any differences they might have,” he said. “It’s really like a big family here that just wants to see everybody do great. That’s why I really enjoy coming to school every day.”
Looking to the future, Adrian hopes to play professional golf. “I really enjoy the sport and I feel like I can excel at it if I keep working hard. Outside of golf, I aspire to help others and just be an overall good person,” he said.