Student Spotlight: Donovan Thomas, Class of 2023
Donovan Thomas is currently a senior and will be a Bulldog graduate in 2023. He has been attending Wake Christian Academy since fourth grade. His mom is also on staff as a middle school and high school receptionist. Donovan says, “During my time at WCA, I have grown in many areas. I have been challenged academically. I have also learned how to deal with different adversities, which has deepened my relationship with God. Though I am not perfect, I strive to please God in everything that I do. I want to do all things for the glory of God.”
Donovan and his family attend Grace Bible Fellowship in Cary. He serves as a student volunteer with the children’s ministry and is actively involved in his youth group. Something unique about Donovan is that he has a love and passion for working with children. Because of this, he is involved in multiple different organizations where he feels he can give back. He currently serves with the Miracle League of Johnston County, where he is able to combine his love for sports and provide assistance to special needs children. He also volunteers with Community of Hope Ministries in their afterschool program, where he is able to tutor students who are below grade level.
As he stated previously, Donovan enjoys sports and has been in the Wake Sports Program since sixth grade. He plays basketball, baseball, and has secured the position of Captain for both the basketball and the baseball team his senior year. He also plays travel baseball with the Raleigh Blackhawks 18u where he is a third baseman. He is a part of the Chick-fil-a Leadership academy as well, which he believes teaches him the skills to be a better leader within the classroom as well as within the community.
Every year while at WCA, Donovan has made the honor roll and is a national Beta Club member. He states, “Being challenged academically helped me learn how to study. This has allowed me to be on the honor roll every year at school. Because of this learned skill, I was accepted into all five colleges that I applied to.” He has ultimately decided to attend Norfolk State University in Virginia. He plans to major in Exercise Science/Kinesiotherapy. His future aspiration is to become a Pediatric Physical Therapist. “I want to help and mentor young people,” he says, “to positively affect everyone I come in contact with.”
When asked what he wanted others to know about him, he said, “I grew up in France until I was five years old. Even at an early age, living abroad influenced how I interact with others. It taught me how to be accepting of all of God’s children. Each of us are made in His image.” We are expecting great things from Donovan and are so proud to have him as one of our future alumni. We know that wherever life takes him that not only will he be successful, but he will shine bright with the love of Jesus. We pray that the Lord uses his many gifts and talents for the glory of God and that he would be used in a mighty way for the kingdom. Once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog!