Our February 2019 DPS Student of the Month is Devin McKoy. Devin is a 12th-grade student at Northern High School where he runs track and serves as a peer leader.
As a peer leader, Devin mentors 9th-grade students who are transitioning from middle to high school. He uses the opportunity to share his experiences and to give advice in hopes of making students feel welcome at Northern. As a result of his mentoring efforts, Devin has helped to reduce 9th-grade suspensions by teaching conflict-resolution skills to his mentees.
Devin has a strong interest in art and design. He recently completed a mural that is currently on display at Northern in the cafeteria. He also is interested in clothing and furniture design.
As for life after Northern, Devin plans to attend a college/university and to continue running track. Wherever Devin chooses, he is sure to make a huge impact as he has at Northern.