Honor roll student and varsity athlete Walter Malik Davis IV was accepted into Charleston Southern University and offered the Student Success Award based on his cumulative GPA and SAT scores.
Walter, known by friends and family as “Malik” has had a strong academic career. He spent Pre-K through 5th grade at Hodge Prep where he excelled as an honor roll student. Year after year he exceeded CRCT standards and he completed 5th grade math at an 8th grade level with the help of his teacher Dr. Monica Simmons. He received nineteen awards from Hodge Prep before heading to middle school. At Derenne and Bartlett middle schools, Malik was enrolled in the district’s specialty programs which challenged him with a rigorous curriculum. Later he enrolled at Bethesda Academy as a high school freshman.
Soon after the first marking period at Bethesda, Malik made the honor roll and the Dean’s list. He was recommended by his teachers because of his academic performance, good conduct and for following the uniform guidelines. Malik was also selected as the school ambassador. As a sophomore he continued as an honor roll student and was acknowledged by the Women’s Board of Bethesda as an essay contest winner. In his junior year, while maintaining his honor roll status, he was selected by Bethesda Academy Assistant Principal
Karleen Brown to participate in the District 6920 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, sponsored by the Skidaway Rotary Club of Savannah. RYLA participants attend an all expense paid four day event at the South Georgia State College campus, where individuals can expand their perceptions, learn about themselves, discuss leadership skills, and put those skills to practice.
As a senior, Malik is currently ranked 1st in his senior class. As an athlete, he is a pass-first varsity guard for the Bethesda Blazer basketball team who enjoys snatching rebounds and dishing the quick assist to his team mates. Malik is also a member of the 100 Black Men of Savannah’s Youth Leadership Academy. In his spare time he volunteers at John S. Delaware center assisting the 6 & under girls and boys basketball team and he loves to help the homeless whenever he can.
Malik is the son of proud parents Tara Smith and Walter Davis III and older brother to Bethesda’s honor roll student and JV guard Immanuel Davis. Malik plans to major in Computer Science and to pursue a career as a Computer Analyst or Network Architect. His dream is to play basketball in college and professionally. Malik’s life goal is to create a network of resources to engage at risk youth and to help the less fortunate. A scholarship fund has been created to assist Malik with his college expenses. If you would like to make a contribution, please visit http:// www.gofundme.com/Davis Scholar-Athletes.