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From Grit to Graduation: Senior is beating odds

From Grit to Graduation: Senior is beating odds

February 22, 2016

Senior Victor Bustillo is the IT Academy student of the month and a Bobcat hero. Victor exhibits “True Grit.”  A story of a first generation high school senior’s journey from homeless to graduation. If Victor Bustillo is not on your radar – put him on it.  Victor came to America from El Progreso, Honduras at the age of 5.  Upon arrival, he met his mother for the first time.  Victor h...

Senator Jim Cooper visits Overton during the Voter Registration Drive

Senator Jim Cooper visits Overton during the Voter Registration Drive

February 10, 2016

Early voting opens today, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Two articles appear here to help prepare new voters for registering and early voting. NASHVILLE (BB) Recently, John Overton High School students 17 years old and older filled the lobby for a voter registration drive, initiated by Congressman Jim Cooper and Senator Steve Dickerson. Jim Cooper was shocked by the last mayoral election, in which only 2% of...

Iowa and New Hampshire Primaries have presidential candidates asking for considerations

Iowa and New Hampshire Primaries have presidential candidates asking for considerations

January 28, 2016

Clinton presses for debate before New Hampshire primary  ADEL, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Clinton pressed the Democratic National Committee on Wednesday to add a presidential debate before next month's New Hampshire primary, seeking another high-profile exchange with rival Bernie Sanders as she trails him in the first primary state. Sanders' campaign responded that it would be willing to participate in a Feb. 4 New Hampshire f...

Real world vocabulary new focus on SAT test introduced in March 2016

Real world vocabulary new focus on SAT test introduced in March 2016

January 20, 2016

NASHVILLE (AP) — The current version of the SAT college entrance exam has its final run this weekend, when hundreds of thousands of students nationwide will sit, squirm or stress through the nearly four-hour reading, writing and math test. A new revamped version debuts in March. Stephanie Pate, Engineering Academy Counselor for  John Overton High School, in Nashville, Tennessee explains that the...

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