Meet Makenzie Davis, the 2017-2018 Open Mic Editor for clay! Born on April 5, 2000, this senior is a seventh-year TPSer who will be taking Theology Matters, U.S. Government and Economics, U.S. History, and English 4/5: British Literature. Located two and a half hours southwest of New Orleans in Lafayette, Louisiana, Makenzie plans to go to college next year to major in nursing and minor in psychology.
Although she’s only seventeen, this oldest of five is the proud owner of an “old soul.” She loves antiquing, which she describes as “collecting things with a story.” She seeks out family heirlooms and little curiosities to add to the museum-like “antique shop” in her bedroom. Of all of the relics, Makenzie treasures her record collection and her grandfather’s senior jacket, high school ID bracelet, and camera collection the most. She also has a passion for old music, especially records from the 1950s through the 1970s. Even though she listens to a “plethora” of artists, Makenzie would choose the Beatles and Elvis Presley as her all-time favorites.
Makenzie also enjoys traveling, especially to the mountains. She loves going on excursions to Tennessee and New Mexico, but her dream vacation is flying to Europe. She would especially enjoy seeing Liverpool in England. Besides traveling and antiquing, Makenzie also dances (ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern, and tap) and rides horses, both of which she adamantly declares are sports, no matter what others may say. Finally, Makenzie plays the piano and sews.
As for favorites, if Makenzie were to cheer on a sports team, she would root for the Baltimore Orioles along with the rest of her family. In the food category, she would choose enchiladas and mac ‘n’ cheese as her top choices. Since her nickname is “Mak,” her friends like to stick a piece of cheese in her hand and call it all “Mak ‘n’ cheese.”
This joyful ISFJ cherishes the benediction found in Romans 15:13: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” Makenzie says of her faith: “I try to live each and every day with Jesus as my guide.” In the words of former TCP Senior Editor Haley Moore, Makenzie is “adorable, considerate, and diligent.” I hope you enjoyed meeting this sweet, sincere southern girl as much as I did!