Caroline Overton, daughter of Suzann and Brian Overton, is a senior at Brentwood High School and this week’s Student of the Week.
She is a member of the Speech and Debate Team, National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, and National Spanish Honor Society.
Overton was named an Academic All American in Forensics, Spanish IV Student of the Year, and is a National Merit finalist. She has also been in the top 10% in her class each year of high school.
Two of her biggest passions are Spanish and history. She said Spanish allows her to learn about other cultures and use another language, which she loves. Of history she said, “It’s interesting to see how modern societies developed.”
Overton said her biggest role model is Eleanor Roosevelt. “She wasn’t afraid to be controversial,” she said. “[She was] in favor of creating meaningful change.”
When asked to pick her favorite class or teacher, Overton simply couldn’t pick one. She said AP World History, AP Spanish, AP Literature, AP Language, AP Euro, AP Environmental Science and AP Art History have been some of her favorites during her time at BHS.
BHS Assistant Principal Dr. John Calton said of Overton, “Caroline genuinely cares about her fellow students and others all over the world! She works hard in her classes and is very conscientious about doing her best.”
After graduating from BHS, Overton plans to attend Duke University.