Winston School sophomore Jada Davis rolled her way to a third-place finish in the Texas High School Bowling Club‘s state tournament in San Antonio over the weekend.
Davis entered the championship bracket as the 15th seed, and she dropped her first game against the No. 2 seed, Emma Kuhn of Texas City, 257-178. But Davis, who averages 230, came back to secure 231-226 and 223-208 victories and move on to the quarterfinals.
She rolled her way past Dakota Stutz of Copperas Cove, 237-188 and 213-151, before losing to the eventual champion, Shannon Geerdes of Plano East, in the single-game semifinals, 278-200.
Davis, who enrolled at the Winston School as a third-grader, has been bowling since she was 7 years old. Last year, she won a United States Bowling Congress Dallas youth tournament. She credits her success to her parents, Derrick and Traci Davis, a host of coaches, and friends.
Davis is very active at the Winston School. She serves on the Student Council as a class representative, interacts with visitors as an “Eagle Guide,” and participates in the band and volleyball programs. Last Friday, in Winston’s packed cafeteria, bowling sponsor and teacher James Neve announced Davis’ plans to compete at the state competition. In her honor, students were served a specially made cake and ice cream.