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NCC Student Awarded for Excellence

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Jonathan David Overton of Nashville has been selected as Nash Community College’s 2018-2019 Academic Excellence Award recipient. The award is presented annually to North Carolina community college students who exhibit outstanding scholastic achievements. Overton is an Associate in Arts and Associate in Science student maintaining a 4.0 overall grade point average.

“As someone who did not know what I wanted for the future, I neglected college applications until it was too late,” Overton said. “I reluctantly enrolled at Nash Community College in the fall of 2017.”

Overton says initially he did not want to enroll at a community college but his opinion changed quickly and entirely after entering NCC’s campus. In fact, he now serves as one of the college’s student ambassadors.

Overton helps fellow students as a tutor in the English Studio and is involved in campus activities as an active member of Phi Theta Kappa, the world’s largest and most prestigious honor society for two-year college students.

“Jonathan Overton is a conscientious, engaged, enthusiastic scholar,” one instructor said. “He is an excellent student who takes pride in his work and is diligent about his studies. Jonathan always helps other students in the classroom and makes everyone feel welcome.”

Overton was homeschooled prior to attending NCC.

“I have valued all aspects of this experience, but nothing compares to the people I have met while attending Nash,” he said. “I can wholeheartedly say I have never encountered more loving individuals in my life, and I treasure each one dearly.”

The Academic Excellence Award represents the highest academic honor at Nash Community College. Overton will represent NCC among North Carolina’s 58-community college system.

“I will forever be grateful for the impact this community college has had on my life, and I will never forget the people who have made my experience so extraordinary,” Overton said.

Jonathan Overton plans to graduate from NCC in May 2019 with two associate degrees.