Davis becomes youngest PCBOE member ever

Published 3:00 am Friday, July 28, 2017

Justin Davis is as young as he looks.

At age 21, Davis is the youngest board member in the history of the Pike County Board of Education.

Davis, of the Ebenezer community, was appointed to fill the unexpired term of retiring board member Wyman Botts, who represented the Banks area of the county. He attended his first board meeting in July.

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“Being appointed to the Pike County Board of Education was a blessing for me,” Davis said. “I grew up in the Pike County School System and I don’t think there’s a better school system in the state. It’s an honor and privilege for me to work with such outstanding and dedicated board members and to serve the students of the Pike County School.”

At PCHS, Davis was a member of the JROTC, Student Government Association, Future Business Leaders of America and the Business and Finance Academy.

He graduated from Pike County High School in 2014. In addition to his high school diploma, Davis received an associate degree in business and finance from Enterprise State Community College.    

“After I finished high school, I went to Enterprise and got another associate degree, an associate of arts degree,” he said.

Davis is pursuing a degree in criminal justice at Troy University and will graduate at the end of either the fall or spring semester.

Davis worked for three years with the Troy Police Department at the city jail before going to work “on patrol” at the Brundidge Police Department in February.

“I like working in Brundidge,” he said. “It’s a small town and everybody knows everybody. The people I work with are amazing. I couldn’t ask for a better place to work.”

Davis said his interest in law enforcement came about in a “funny kind of way.”

“When I was little boy, we drove by where a state trooper had a car pulled over and I liked the lights,” Davis said, laughing. “That’s when I decided I wanted to be a police officer.”

Then he added on a more serious note, “I just like helping people. I want to help people.  That’s why I’m proud to be in law enforcement and proud to have this opportunity to serve the children of Pike County.”

Davis said he doesn’t know what career path is before him but he’ll let God lead the way.