Mary Grace Davidson
16 October 2001
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
5’8” / 130 lbs
Regents School of Austin
Advanced and Honors
GRADE POINT AVG
3.8 on 4.3 scale
SAT 1200 / ACT 26
M-B: INFJ / TAP: Ice
(The Methodical Athlete)
Hi. I’m Mary Grace Davidson and I am searching for a good college that will challenge me academically, but still allow me enough time to compete athletically. I hope to earn a degree in a STEM-related field, perhaps in science, engineering or architecture while playing on the school golf team. But I do reserve the right that any undergraduate has to change my major. I have visited some schools with great honors programs that I might be interested in attending.
In golf, I am looking for a strong team experience. Personal chemistry with the other girls on the team is critical to me. My freshman year of high school, I was the only girl on the team with 15 boys. So my sophomore year I got busy and recruited three more girls so that we could have a team. We went to state and finished in 8th place. This season we went to state and finished 4th. This year, as a senior, we will compete for first place and state championship.
Finally, I am looking for a strong mentor as a coach, someone who will motivate and move me to be not just a better golfer, but to be a better person.
Thank you for stopping by my website. I would love to talk to you about your school and program if you think I am a fit for you. Here is a standard golf resume and my tournament scores if you want to download them in PDF form. I can also present academic documents if you want. Just email me. The second button takes you to a video I edited and produced for our team this year. Enjoy!
This year I played 33 rounds of tournament golf with 7 wins, 5 top fives and 2 top tens. I placed 3rd in the TAPPS state championship 5A golf tournament as an individual medalist and 8th as...
In 2017 I played 56 rounds in 35 tournaments. I won 4 times with 15 top five and 4 top ten finished. I placed 10th in the TAPPS state championship 5A golf tournament and was...
In 2016 I played 31 rounds of golf in 15 tournaments. I won 4 times with 7 top five and 5 top ten finishes. I played in two 54-hole tournaments at The Starburst and the...
I won the AIPL team championship and finished 4th as an individual medalist. I competed in many lower-level tournaments....
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Regents School of Austin
Regents Mission Statement:
The mission of Regents School is to provide a classical and Christian education, founded upon and informed by a Christian worldview, that equips students to know, love, and practice that which is true good and beautiful, and challenges them to strive for excellence as they live purposefully and intelligently in the service of God and man.
“The good man speaking well”
– Quintilian’s definition of Rhetoric:
There are several things that make my Regents education different. Regents is based on a classical Christian model of education, meaning the curriculum focuses on classical learning and education through a Christian worldview. A Regents education emphasizes work in both science and humanities. Regents students “examine the Western tradition of art, history, literature, theology and philosophy chronologically, recognizing the ‘Great Conversation’ of the ages-and considering what it means to participate in it.”
The first distinction of my education at Regents is the Harness Table. My Humanities classes are centered around the Harkness Table, a large, oval configuration to discuss assigned topics. Harkness discussion is a teaching and learning method where students discuss ideas in an encouraging, open-minded environment, with only occasional or minimal teacher intervention. It is in this setting that meaningful discussion is developed and the ability to speak well is honed. In the Harkness setting it is essential to be able to make eye contact with those who are listening, thereby connecting speaker with listener, the beginning of true dialogue creating a physical environment where everyone is comfortable to speak and listen carefully. The Table also creates an intellectual environment where students come to class prepared to discuss the underlying currents of politics, philosophy, theology, science, and culture that drive and are driven by the history of ideas.
The other main distinction of my Regents education is in the sciences. Regents is one of only a few high schools in the country to own and operate its only on-site laser optics laboratory. The Laser Optics Lab is a college-grade optics laboratory incorporating state-of-the-art lasers, optical components, electronics, and test equipment. The Laser Optics Lab opened in 2009 and incorporates facilities typically found only at universities and research laboratories. During my first year of Laser Lab I collaborated with a team to create a three-dimensional holographic laser optic projections. This year I am working independently on a project that will require me to write a grant proposal and seek outside funding for an advanced laser optics research project to be completed my senior year.
The capstone of a Regents education is the Senior Thesis, an independently researched topic this is publically presented and defended before a panel of informed community judges and peers. The Thesis presentation is a 20-minute presentation by the student of their findings followed by a 20-minute rigorous defense through questions by the panel and responses by the student. Video of the 2018 Thesis presentations may be viewed here: http://thesis2019.regentsaustin.org/ The password to enter is “thesis2019”.