Donavan is a boarding school student from Illinois.
Class of 2021, Boarding Student

Came to R-MA: 2017-18 school year, as a freshman. 

Hometown: Chicago, IL. 

Sports played: Basketball. 

Other activities: Drill Team, Chess Club. 
Honors/Awards received: Dean’s List, Commander of the 1st Year Unarmed Regulation Drill Team (2017-2018), Commander of the 1st Year Color Guard Drill Team (2017-2018), Promoted to Airman First Class in my first year, 1st Place for Comedy at First Annual Yellow Jacket Academy Awards, Sons of Confederate Hunley Air Force Junior ROTC Cadet Award.

What’s the best part about being at R-MA? Getting leadership experience, having numerous opportunities to build character and meeting people from all over the world.

Who is the R-MA adult who has made the biggest impact on you and why? TSgt Tina Laing. She taught me the meaning of “One team, One fight” I already loved working on a team and she made me see how to step up and think of myself as the servant of the team. Even if I am commanding, the goal is to succeed as a team.

What is your favorite R-MA uniform? Athletics.

What is your favorite meal at R-MA? Breakfast, Eggs, Potatoes, and Bacon.

Where is your favorite place at R-MA? The gym. I spend most of my weekends in the gym playing basketball, doing drills, and learning new ways to attack the basket.

What is your favorite community service project? Virginia Beach Mission Trip (2017-2018).