Throwback Thursday-Teacher Edition: Lance Davis

Emmeline Tran, Staff Writer

In this week’s edition of Throwback Thursday-Teacher Edition, one of Mansfield High’s favorite geography teachers, Mr. Lance Davis, was willing to offer an insight about his high school and college life.

Who was your idol when you were in high school and why?
Cal Ripken Jr. was my idol in high school because he was my favorite baseball player.

What extracurricular activities did you participate in?
I played baseball at Clark High School ( grade 9-10) and Plano East Senior High School (grade 11-12). I also ran the 800 meters & 1600 meters races in track.

Why did you become a History teacher?
My favorite teacher was a Current Events teacher in high school. I wanted to be a baseball coach, so I majored in history.

Where did you go to college and why?
I went to Collin County Community College (CCCC), now Collin College to continue my baseball career, but that was short lived. After spending time in Austin, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona I finished up my bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas at Arlington. I then got my Master’s degree at Texas Christian University.

What was your most embarrassing moment in high school?
It was when my old truck broke down on the way to school and blocked traffic causing a bunch of my classmates to be late. We had to push the truck all the way into the parking lot.

What is the most shocking thing about you when you were in high school?
I had 54 unexcused absences my senior year.

What kind of student were you in high school and college?
I was an A/B student in high school without studying. When I got to college, I had never learned to study and really struggled early. I had to learn HOW to study, because I had never had to before. One of my proudest achievements was going from academic probation to graduating with honors in college once I learned HOW to study.