Overton grads awarded more than $9.8 million for college

The graduates of Overton High School’s Class of 2019 have been awarded $9.8 million in grants and scholarships and acceptance to several prestigious colleges and universities. This collective achievement marks a record for the school.

“We are so proud of the accomplishments of our graduates and the postsecondary plans they have for continued success,” said Dr. Jill Pittman, principal of Overton. “The spirit and excellence of Overton will be well represented all over the country. We wish all of our students the absolute best as they prepare for the next phase in their lives.”

Class Valedictorian Nancy Hoang will attend Stanford University, and Salutatorian Ashley Kwak will attend Yale University. Ian Schneier, who was accepted to multiple service academies, has chosen to attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Other 2019 class members have gained acceptance to and will attend notable institutions such as Columbia, Princeton, Vanderbilt, Emory, Purdue, Howard, St. Mary’s, Xavier, Cornell, and Boston Universities.

In addition, Overton students will be represented at leading Tennessee colleges and universities including Middle Tennessee State, Lipscomb, Trevecca, Belmont, and Tennessee State Universities as well as Columbia State Community College and Nashville State Community College, to name a few. Several students are also headed to Georgia, Auburn, Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State, and Michigan State Universities.

Alabama A&M University                             Princeton University

Arkansas State University                             Purdue University

Auburn University                                           Regis University

Overton High School Cambridge Program seniors

Overton High School Cambridge Program seniors

Austin Peay University                                   Saint Mary’s College

Boston University                                            Seton Hall University

Butler University                                              South College

Carnegie Mellon University                          Stanford University

Case Western University                               Tennessee College of Applied Technology

Clemson University                                         Texas A&M University

Columbia State Community College         Tufts University

Columbia University                                       United States Air Force Academy

Concordia University                                      United States Military Academy/West Point

Cornell University                                            United States Naval Academy

Covenant College                                             University of Alabama

Drake University                                               University of California Berkeley

Emory University                                             University of California San Diego

Georgia Tech University                                University of California San Francisco

Hampden-Sydney College                            University of Florida

Harding University                                           University of Georgia

Howard University                                          University of Illinois at Chicago

Illinois State University                                  University of Kentucky

Kettering University                                        University of Memphis

Lincoln Memorial University                        University of Michigan

Lipscomb University                                       University of Minnesota

Los Angeles Film School                                 University of Oklahoma

Marymount Manhattan College                 University of Tampa

Maryville College                                             University of Tennessee Chattanooga

Miami University                                              University of Virginia

Middle Tennessee State University          University of Washington Bothell

Mississippi State University                         Vanderbilt University

Nashville State Community College          Volunteer State Community College

Norwich University                                          Xavier University

Ohio State University                                     Yale University

Ohio University