Tamaya Davenport chosen for Alabama Girls State
Published 2:00 am Thursday, July 16, 2015
Tamaya Davenport represented New Life Christian Academy at the 2015 session of American Legion Auxiliary Alabama Girls State, held on the campus of the University of Alabama.
For one week, she became a citizen of an imaginary state, taking part in the political life of her community, primarily through campaigning for and electing city, county and state offices. She learned n the operation of government by participating in party caucuses and through the election process.
She is the daughter of Toney and Cynthia Davenport.
Davenport was selected to attend the American Legion Auxiliary’s Alabama Girls State because of her outstanding leadership. Sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, Alabama Girls State is a laboratory of practical government and a personal application of the duties, responsibilities and privileges of being an American.
In her high school and local community, Davenport is also involved with the Southeast Alabama Dance Company. She is a member of New Life Christian Church’s worship arts. Davenport oversees her school’s annual canned food drive. She is also involved in Alabama Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), and she is the president of the Pike County 4-H Club.