Logan Davis was a rising senior at Owensboro Catholic High School when he passed away in an automobile accident last July. Friends and family of Logan described him as a faith-filled person with wisdom beyond his years.
Recently, the first Logan Davis Scholarship was awarded by Right to Life Owensboro (RTLO) in his honor. Stacey Davis, Executive Director of RTLO, said they are proud to award this scholarship on behalf of a young man who was so involved in the pro-life movement.
“Logan would always hold our sign in the Right to Life walk and lead the procession with his classmates from Owensboro Catholic,” Stacey Davis said. “We sponsored the March for Life trip he took to Washington, D.C., as well. He was known for being an active pro-life leader who was way beyond his years.”
Stacey Davis said after Logan died, RTLO had donations made to their organization in his honor.
“This is where the board of directors and myself came up with the idea to create the Logan Davis Scholarship,” Stacey Davis said. “After getting his mother’s blessing I created the echo and sent it to all high schools in Owensboro.”
The scholarship is specific to how Logan lived his life. The required essay asks students to reflect on how they will continue to advocate for the pro-life movement after they graduate high school.
“It makes me excited we received so many applications for the first year having this scholarship available,” Stacey Davis said. “We want to continue this as an annual opportunity for high school seniors.”
The RTLO board narrowed down applications to four top choices. Logan’s mother Karla along with Logan’s sister selected the winning recipient. All names and schools were removed from the finalists’ applications.
Ultimately, Owensboro High School senior Darby Haire was the inaugural recipient. Haire will be attending the University of Southern Indiana to pursue a doctorate in nursing and wants to become a pediatric nurse practitioner in Owensboro.
I am so grateful to receive this scholarship,” Haire said. “Although I did not know Logan personally, I am honored to receive it in his name. Right to Life’s mission to protect and respect human life is something I will always hold above reproach throughout life and my future career.”