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Davis Memorial Scholarship

Davis Memorial Scholarship

Established by Bill and Rosemary Davis in remembrance of their son Wayde, daughter in law Jana and grandson Casey.

Awarded to an athlete or cheerleader with a minimum 2.5 GPA who is demonstrates character, citizenship and leadership.

Bio of the Davis Family; Wayde, Jana, & Casey

Wayde Davis was an assistant coach at Whitefish High School. He graduated from Montana Western in 1979 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education. Davis was ranked one of Western's all-time football greats. He won four All-Frontier Conference first team- selections, three NAIA District 12 berths, and twice he received NAIA All-American honorable mention playing center. Jana Davis, former Jana Lee Geer of Polson, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Montana Western in 1980. Jana was a member of the cheer leading team during her collegiate career at Western. On January 21, 1984, a bus full of Whitefish high school wrestlers, cheerleaders, and coaching staff were hit by a semi truck on their way home. Out of the 30 people, only 9 were found deceased. Among those 9 were Wayde, Jana, and their 3 year old son Casey. The family's daughter, Brieanne (5 years old), survived the crash. 

 

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