Principal's Award

Superintendent Dr. Mark Lineburg, Principal Michael Lewis and School Board Chairman Todd Moser congratulate Brandon Davis (front row, center) after he was named this year’s recipient of the class of 2020 Principal’s Award on Thursday morning at Halifax County High School. His parents also joined in congratulating him for the honor.

Halifax County High School senior Brandon Davis was presented the Principal’s Award — Halifax County High School’s highest honor — in a rather private Thursday morning ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Davis and his parents were on hand to accept the award from principal Michael Lewis.

Lewis said the person receiving the award “should value theirs and others’ right to an education, have a solid work ethic, demonstrate good behavior, be a leader amongst their peers and have a positive impact on the school and the community.”

Davis was a member of the Blue Comet football team where this year he earned first team all-district honors as a tight end and linebacker and he also earned first team all-region accolades as a linebacker and second team as a tight end. Davis also was named the Blue Comet defensive player of the year and awarded the Blue Steel Comet award that signifies four years of dedication to the weight room and football program.

Lewis shared a quote that Davis’ football coach, Grayson Throckmorton said. “Brandon Davis is one of the best players I have ever coached. He possesses the skills and demeanor that make being a coach fun and exciting.”

Lewis continued by saying Davis is one of the most respectable young men that he has ever taught. Lewis said that Davis’ teachers described him as an amazing young man.

Lewis said that Davis’ work ethic is impeccable and his personality is “caring and nurturing.”

In closing Lewis said that what he admires most about Davis is that he is “caring, genuine, honest and a hard worker.”

Davis enjoys hunting and fishing, and is a member of Cluster Pines Holiness Church. Davis was also involved with the leadership program at the high school.

Johnathan Kirland is a sports writer for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him jkirkland@gazettevirginian.com. Follow him on Twitter @JohnathanK_GV