Keturah Davis (MGP ’18) doesn’t consider herself to be a political person, but, as she learned during her time with Midnight Golf, she does not pass up an opportunity to volunteer to help her school. She offered to help during the second day of a bipartisan forum on criminal justice held at Benedict College in October.
She was chosen to ask Elizabeth Warren, a 2020 Democratic candidate, how she would help juveniles pay the fees and fines associated with court involvement and incarceration. Keturah said she was satisfied with Warren’s answer, which was about putting an emphasis on education and support for youth to make sure they are prepared to make better choices.
“In my opinion, this event was ideal for the candidates to make their platforms well known to the community,” said Keturah, a sophomore at Benedict, majoring in biology and minoring in business administration. “I was expanding my horizons by taking advantage of the opportunity that came to me. I’m not into politics, though it sparked an interest a little. I was able to meet Elizabeth Warren and tell her who I am. I was able to shake Kamala Harris’ hand and show her around.”
She also met Democratic hopeful Julian Castro.
It was those skills that she credits Midnight Golf with instilling in her.
“I made sure they knew who I was,” she said. “I left a good first impression.”
Keturah, a Detroit native and graduate of Southfield High School for the Arts and Technology, plans to attend physician assistant school when she graduates. To prepare, she does clinical hours and receives mentoring at the Medical University of South Carolina.
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