La Verne Magazine
Summer 2004

Sarah Davis:
Chili's and Periwinkle Made the Difference

by Janah Valenzuela

Asked how she felt about being crowned Miss La Verne, Sarah Davis was quite humble. “I didn’t even expect to win. I was satisfied when I heard that I received Miss Congeniality, because that is a special award voted on by the other contestants. To find out that I won was a blessing!”

A transfer student from Kansas State University and a native from Arizona, Davis arrived at the University of La Verne 2003. Since then, she has been an involved student at ULV through the cheer squad, dive team, the Landis Leadership program, the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society as well as being on the academic Dean’s list. She has also reached out to the La Verne community by volunteering at the Leroy Hanes Boys home as a tutor and as a bingo caller at Seasons Apartments, a senior complex. “I really wanted to become more involved with La Verne because I have traveled widely and have found this town to be a special place, somewhere I can call home. La Verne has given me so many great opportunities; that’s why I decided to participate in this pageant,” says Davis.

Davis is known as a down-to-earth girl with a sense of humor. Did she feel nervous about the interview portion of the pageant? She tried not to worry too much. “Dana and Mindy told us that we were going to Chili’s when the interview was done, so I knew that no matter how it went, I was going to be able to have a strawberry lemonade, queso dip, broccoli and cheese soup, and a salad!”

Her final comments at the end of her interview? Davis simply replied, “My favorite color is periwinkle, and I’m going to Chili’s!”