Learn to Earn Dayton is thrilled to partner with Dayton 6th in our attendance campaign to stress that EVERY DAY in school matters.
We want to feature one of our "heroes" of the campaign -- leveraging his platform to be a role model for students across the region.
DaRon Holmes II
2023 NBA Draft Combine Participant
University of Dayton Student-Athlete Advisory Committee representative (2023-24)
Most Outstanding Player (2023 A-10 Championship)
1st Team All-A-10 & All-Defensive Team (2022-23)
Led the A-10 in blocked shots (2022-23)
2022-23 Men’s Basketball White Allen MVP who led team in scoring (18.4 ppg), blocked shots (1.94), minutes played (34.2), and FG% (.590); first true sophomore in UD basketball history to reach 1,000 career points
2022-23 Chris Daniels Memorial Most Improved Player Award
DaRon talked about the math behind the campaign. He shared that he's excited to participate because together -- parents, students, the whole community -- we can get our region's attendance numbers up and get more students to school. He said,
"70% is a great shooting percentage, but if you’re talking about how many students regularly attend school … it’s not good enough. I know that success starts with showing up every day. Did you know – If a student misses just one day of school every two weeks – by the end of the year, they’ve missed a whole month of learning? Too many students in Montgomery County are missing school this often. Parents, Students—Let’s do better. Every Day in School Matters."
“Working with DaRon is a joy because of his overall personality and attitude toward not only academics, but life in general. He comes to my office with a positive outlook and cares about continual growth as a person, including as a learner in the classroom. The feedback I am consistently given about DaRon is that people enjoy working with him whether that is his peers, faculty, or staff.“ - Beth Flach University of Dayton Director of Athletic Academic Support
Every day on the court matters and every day in school matters. Thank you, DaRon, for being a role model in encouraging area students to show up -- EVERY DAY!