SJS Alumni Spotlight – Mariah Davis

 SJS Alumnus 2000-2011

Mariah Davis was born and raised in Elizabethtown and attended St. James Catholic School from 2000-2011. After 8th grade, Mariah attended Elizabethtown High School, graduating in 2015. She is currently a self-employed Master Cosmetologist working at a salon based in Mount Washington, Kentucky.

“My time at St. James Catholic School molded me into the person that I am today, independent and confident in my abilities,” said Mariah. “The middle school years are some of the hardest years of your life, and being able to be around people that care for you and appreciate you is the most important.” 

During her time at St. James, Mariah had many uphill battles. While in elementary school, she was diagnosed multiple times with pneumonia and hospitalized. During the hospitalizations, her friends from St. James made and sent get-well cards to lift her spirits. 

During the summer before her 8th-grade year, her dad passed away. Not even a year later, and a day after her 8th-grade graduation from St. James Catholic School, she lost her grandfather. She had so many friends and teachers by her side throughout those hard times. They supported her not only physically and emotionally, but also spiritually. 

 “I would not have picked any other school for preschool, elementary school or middle school. Being able to say that I went to St. James Catholic School is such an honor. I will forever be grateful for the teachers and the friendships I formed while attending SJS.”