Melissa Davis is named Collegiate Award winner The United States Achievement Academy has announced that Melissa (Staller) Davis from Vermillion has been named a United States National Collegiate Award winner in nursing for the second year in a row.
This award is a prestigious honor very few students can ever hope to attain. In fact, the academy recognizes fewer than 10 percent of all American college students.
Davis, who attends The University of South Dakota, was nominated for this national award by the USD nursing department.
Davis will appear in the United States Achievement Academy Official Collegiate Yearbook, which is published nationally.
The academy selects winners upon the exclusive recommendation by professors, coaches, counselors, and other qualified sponsors and upon the Standards of Selection set forth by the Academy. The criteria for selection are a student's academic performance, interest and aptitude, leadership qualities, responsibility, enthusiasm, motivation to learn and improve, citizenship, attitude and cooperative spirit, dependability and recommendation from a professor or college official.
Davis is the daughter of John and Sherry Staller from San Diego, CA and daughter-in-law of Steve and Joan Davis of Winner.
Her grandparents are Darwin and Eileen Tobin of Plankinton, Arlene Staller of Plankinton, and Edwin Staller of Rapid City, Lela Davis and Andy and Georgie Anderson of Winner.