Julie Bolger Davey grew up in Colorado Springs where she attended Elementary and Junior High School and CSHS, before it became Palmer.
comes from a family of graduates: her
parents CSHS Class of 1929, her
brother Lynn Bolger Class of 1955 and she
in Palmer's first graduating class 1960.
Spurred on to pursue a career in Journalism
by her teacher and Lever
Staff Sponsor, Mrs. Mary Louise Miller, a first year teacher at Palmer, Julie
has impacted her world and those around her incredible and gifted ways of writing.
After her graduation from Palmer, Julie attended Colorado Women's College in Denver where she served as the Editor in Chief of the college newspaper.
was often in the president's office explaining why a certain article had been published.
To which she
always replied, "It's true, isn't it?
In 1991, Julie
authored a political novel "La Caridad" about an international oil conspiracy.
This has recently been adapted to a screenplay.
is also the author of "Writing for Wellness": A prescription for Healing.
This book encourages people to write their stories following or during illnesses or other type of struggles.
developed this program after finding its value as she
recovered from cancer.
She says, "A doctor can help heal your body, a psychiatrist or a good friend can help heal your spirit, but focused and directed writing about the experience you are going through in the depths of your soul provides unique and sometimes immediate relief.
That's Julie Davey
always told students that Journalism
was a risky business and that writing the truth is sometimes dangerous.
The truth hurts as the saying goes.
Truth can hurt you personally or professionally and when sources of information betray you with denial.
But remember, truth can set you free.
continually impressing students with the importance of integrity and truthfulness in journalistic endeavors.
, in her
career uncovered scandals involving city officials, one of whom her
reporting sent to prison.
In northern Mexico, she
wrote about the dichotomy between the country's very rich and very poor.
pointed out, "It's the truth, isn't it?