5/28/12 May’s Student of Month strives to honor God and his community

May’s Student of Month strives to honor God and his community
By Kayla Kirkman Times-News correspondent The Times-News 5/28/12     
Reprinted with permission.

Davey Pittard
Davey Pittard

   “Davey looks with compassion and understanding on everyone around him.”

   These are the confident words of Davey Pittard’s parents, Anita and Lee Roy Pittard III, who nominated him for May’s Student of the Month.

   Davey is a junior at Williams High School, along with being involved in a number of helpful volunteer programs such as Meals On Wheels, the Good Shepherd Kitchen and Operation Christmas Child.

   “We watch as Davey continues to sharpen his leadership skills,” said his parents.

   Davey is involved in numerous programs and clubs, such as the Dream Team and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He readily aids in programs at his church, St. Paul’s United Methodist, where his father is pastor.

   “Davey has a heart that seeks after God and desires to serve him in all that he does. He commits himself to serve at the church in whatever way he can, whether it is through singing or playing the piano, helping with service projects, speaking in worship, sharing his ideas in church committees, or simply providing physical labor,” his parents said.

   He also is involved in the Burlington District United Methodist Youth program, the North Carolina Conference Youth Council and is a District Youth Lay Member to the North Carolina Annual Conference. Davey is a part of the Latin Honor Society group, the National Honor Society and the Dance Honor Society.

   He is the grandson of Paula and Lee Roy Pittard Jr., Gail Chappell and Ken and Sandi Stephenson. He is the youngest of three children; his other siblings include Ben and Natalie Smith.

   More importantly, Davey is currently on the honor roll and has responsibly maintained an “A” average during this school year. Throughout participation in the growth of his church, striving to honor God, applying himself to being an active volunteer and a dedicated athletic team member.

   “We are very proud of the young man that Davey has become,” his parents said.