- GPA – 3.6
- College of Interest – Virginia Military University
- Will pursue studies in – Computer Science
- Major community service – Visiting and helping at middle schools as part of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
- Strong interest – computer science, cooking, tennis
- Favorite activity – tennis, internship at Richmond Technical Center
Turns out, Davis actually signed up for a class in basic computer programming where she learned about and received her certification in Microsoft Office. It wasn’t her first choice, but she continued with the class.
Now, because she maintained a high GPA, she serves as an intern at the Richmond Technical Center where she helps teachers and students with computer problems. Davis will hold her internship with the Richmond Technical Center through the end of the year. “At first I didn’t want to do it but as I got further into the curriculum, I got interested,” she said. “It was kind of a mistake but a good one.”
Davis originally wanted to pursue the culinary arts, since it is one of her hobbies. She said she loves to cook with her mom and even helps prepare dinner for her family twice a week.
Now that Davis has her internship at the Richmond Technical Center, she isn’t currently taking technical classes. Instead, she’s enrolled in Advanced Placement pre-calculus, literature, Spanish and an anatomy class.
On top of her class load, Davis is the captain of her school’s volleyball and tennis teams. She started playing at summer camp and decided to try it out in high school.
Although she’s successful and dedicated to both teams, she does have a favorite.
“I prefer tennis because you have to depend on yourself, not other people and you have to depend on your own skills to win,” she said.
Despite her varied interests and activities, Davis said she will always come back to computer programming. “I’m really good at technology and programming different programs,” she said. “It started as a hobby and it kind of escalated.”
Her internship has inspired her to seek admission to Virginia Military Institute to continue learning about computer programming.
“As a young woman, (Britney) has always come across as being mature beyond her years, extremely hard-working and motivated,” said April Kelley-Hill, one of Davis’ instructors at the Richmond Technical Center, in a recommendation letter. “She possesses admirable leadership qualities and is looked up to by her peers. On the whole, she is well-liked and respected by staff and students alike. In my personal interaction with her, I found her highly suitable for a career in the computer science field or in any other career she is interested in.”
Right now, Davis hasn’t heard back from VMI about admission, but she knows it’s her first choice for continuing her education. She took a trip, as part of the Partnerships for Future club, to the campus in Lexington and stayed for two nights to learn more about the school and its programs. It was during this trip she decided it was the best fit for her. “I kind of fell in love the first night,” she said.