Davis Yeaman ‘21 was very happy when he found out he got accepted into Ferrum College. He is following the footsteps of his brother to attend Ferrum, so he can play baseball with him there.
Ever since he was young, Yeaman has been interested in baseball. His brother and father play baseball, so Yeaman wanted to do the same. “Growing up watching my brother play,” Yeaman said, “and my dad always telling me stories when he played.”
Yeaman expressed that his brother is his biggest role model. “He pushes me to be better at everything everyday.”
Baseball is one of the main reasons why Yeaman came to North Cross School. He has been in the North Cross baseball team since his freshman year of high school, and is now the team’s lead off hitter.
Yeaman’s baseball coach, Eric Lawrence, said that Yeaman’s “most notable contribution to the team is his unfailing ability to put the team first.” Lawrence added that Yeaman has “spectacular athleticism and jaw dropping plays.”
Lawrence said that Yeaman stays positive and encourages other players. He makes sure that everything on the field is done right and is always the last to leave. “Davis is our ‘go to guy’ for everything,” Lawrence said. “He does anything that is asked of him to the very best of his ability and effort.”
During his first year at North Cross, Yeaman said his favorite experience was being able to meet so many new people. Dr. Wanda Finney, the high school and middle school Latin teacher, helped him a lot on his first few days. “I didn’t know where to go or what to do,” Yeaman said, “and she helped me tremendously.” Yeaman added that his favorite class is Latin, as he can be himself, and he understands it well.
"Davis engages with the material we translate and discuss,” Dr. Finney said. “He participates actively in class and that includes those where he is on Zoom."
Yeaman’s last year of high school has been different because of COVID-19. He said that after the pandemic hit, school has become easier for him. Teachers are being more understanding this year because many students are learning over Zoom.
In the future, he plans on going to PA school. “My dad and brother have given me a big interest in going into the medical field.”
Written by Hania Raza