Davoren Walsh has been named Valedictorian of Mount St. Mary Academy’s Class of 2022. Davoren has a current GPA of 100.3%. She is currently on Niagara Frontier's 18 Navy Team. This weekend, the 18 Navy Team is playing for the USAV Girls' Junior National Championship title in Pheonix, Arizona.
Davoren has applied and been accepted to a variety of highly competitive colleges and universities, including Boston University, DePaul University, Loyola University of Chicago, University of Pittsburgh and University of Cincinnati to major in Neuroscience, with plans to continue onto medical school to become a physician.
Davoren has challenged herself with taking five Advanced Placement and two college dual enrollment courses. She received the AP Scholar Award in 2021 and she was honored with the prestigious Mount St. Mary Academy Presidential Scholarship for her four years of high school based on her ongoing commitment to academic excellence. She is also the recipient of the University of Rochester George Eastman Young Leaders Award.
Davoren is a prominent leader in the Mount St. Mary Academy school community through her participation in National Honor Society, the Student Athlete Committee, Connect Life Blood Donation Club, Yearbook, Serve Club and she is a four year member of the Academy Scholars program, the innovative entrepreneurship program at MSM. As a senior, Davoren served as the Executive of Finance in the "Fly by Fashion” Virtual Enterprise business. She was an integral part of its Fashion Show Committee, which brought local vendors together to create a live fashion show. Davoren received acclaim as the 2nd Place finisher in the Northeast Virtual Enterprise Regional Business Plan Competition Presenter.
Beyond the classroom and her club involvement, Davoren has received accolades as an athlete that include Varsity Volleyball Most Valuable Player (2021) and Volleyball First Team All-Catholic (2021). Davoren has represented the Mount St. Mary Thunder volleyball team all four years and plays outside of school for the Niagara Frontier Volleyball Club for 3 years. As a captain for the Thunder in 2021, she earned All Western New York Scholar Athlete Honorable Mention. In addition to this, she works a part time job at Muscoreils Gourmet Desserts.
Congratulations to Davoren! You make us #NFVBproud! Good luck in Phoenix this weekend working towards the Girls' Junior National Volleyball Championship title for USAV.
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