August Valedictorian: Davin Guinn


Congratulations to Davin Guinn, our valedictorian for August convocation from Political Science.

Davin is the son of Brad and Haley Guinn and grew up in Murrieta, California, as the oldest of six children. He served a mission in Pueblo, Mexico and dealt with a rigorous student-athlete lifestyle as a member of the BYU men’s basketball team. From walk-on to scholarship athlete, he earned a spot on the WCC All-Academic Team for the 2016-2017 season. That same year, he was selected as the recipient of the team’s most Inspirational Player Award.

Davin has since redirected his competitive drive toward his aspirations as a prospective JD candidate at the J. Reuben Clark Law School, where he plans to continue his education in the fall.

Davin worked as a law clerk for a civil litigation firm in Temecula, California, and recently completed an internship with the legal department at Vivint Smart Home.

He attributes much of his success to support from his family—specifically his parents and sisters. He also loves playing the piano.

Davin gave a wonderful speech at the August convocation on August 18, 2017, wherein he said: “we are capable of adaptation, but firm in our values,” and, “adversity will not deter our contribution to the world.” Best wishes to Davin from all.

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