By Clint Parker
Alexander – Twins children of Ralph and MJ Davis are embarking on a new phase of their educations. Connor Davis and his twin sister Clay Davis are finding their own ways in their education.
Connor is graduated from Asheville School. He is a winner of an Army ROTC four year National scholarship and will be attending Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas. Connor attended North Buncombe Middle as well as North Buncombe High School (NBHS) before transferring to Asheville School to start his sophomore year.
Clay Davis just made the dean’s list at Coastal Carolina University. Clay graduated from NBHS in 2019. She attends the Honors College at Coastal Carolina University and is an Intelligence and National Securities Major.
The four-year Army ROTC scholarship Connor was awarded is highly competitive. Close to 10,000 high school seniors apply each year, with only about 1,000 students winning a four-year scholarship. About 1,500 win a three-year scholarship.
The scholarship covers four years of full tuition and fees plus $1,200 a year for books, TCU gives four years of room and board to ROTC scholarship winners with an ACT score above 28. He will also receive a monthly stipend for this time at TCU. Connor also received a nomination from Congressman Mark Meadows for the United States Military Academy.
The 19-year-olds seem to be doing well in the education field and the athletic field too. Clay is a cheerleader at Coastal and while at Asheville School, Connor won All-Conference honors as a quarterback of the football team, and All-Conference honors for baseball. He was also a member of the Hoste Society that gave tours to prospective students and families.