Class of 2021

Congratulations and best wishes for your next adventure!

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Time heals what reason cannot. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not. Hang on to your youthful enthusiasms - you'll be able to use them better when you're older.


Tentative Graduation Date

June 16th, 2021

Renasant Convention Center Main Hall

255 N. Main Street Memphis, TN 38103

Additional information will be provided by your English teacher or other Senior class sponsors when updated information is received.

Class of 2021 Valedictorian

Congratulations to Sara Al-Bonni!

Sara plans to attend the University of Memphis.

Class of 2021 Salutatorian

Congratulations to Hannah Smith

Hannah plans to attend Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama.


The ACT TEST is scheduled for May 5, 2021, for seniors who have not taken the ACT TEST.

Testing will take place at Overton High School.

National Test Date June 12, 2021

Registration Deadline May 7, 2021

Late Registration Deadlines May 21, 2021 (Late Fee May Apply)

ACT scores also have an impact on scholarships eligibility. A 21 composite automatically qualifies you for the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship if other eligibility criteria are met (FAFSA submission, Tennessee resident, attend college/university in Tennessee)

Contact Ms. Day at to see if you qualify for a waiver to take the ACT test for free.

Remember to also go to the Overton High School Website and check the Senior Page

for weekly updates.

Summer College Checklist

Congratulations on all of the hard work that you have done during your senior year in planning for your next step after high school! If you have decided to enroll in a university, community college, or technical school, take some time to review the following checklist to make sure you have completed all of the necessary steps to start in the fall.

  • Complete all financial aid tasks, including correcting any errors on your FAFSA and completing verification (if selected). Receive financial aid award letter(s). Questions? Contact the financial aid office at your college
  • TSAC Portal Make sure that you have updated your school choice, so state financial aid money is sent to the correct institution.
  • Have you been admitted? Have you received communication from the admissions office of your selected school(s)? If not, check with your Admissions Counselor to make sure they have everything they need.
  • Register for and attend orientation, if applicable. Your school may offer an all-encompassing two-day orientation/registration, or ask you to view a recording online. At orientation, you will learn all the ins and outs of college life, and you will meet other new students as well. In many cases you will be allowed to move into residence halls early and get a head start on college life. Take full advantage of this opportunity. Questions? Contact your college’s advising department or an academic advisor for your major.
  • Arrange for housing. If living on campus, apply for and receive a housing assignment. Questions? Contact your college/career counselor.
  • Pay your housing deposit by the published deadline. At many schools, this serves as your enrollment deposit and may be nonrefundable. Questions? Contact your college/career counselor.
  • Register for classes and obtain a fall class schedule. To register for classes you may need to meet with an academic advisor. Questions? Contact your college/career counselor.
  • Plan for transportation to and from college, if you are not living on campus. Questions? Contact your college/career counselor
  • If you plan to commute to college or park a car on campus, register for parking. Each campus handles parking differently, so make sure to check out parking regulations before your first day.
  • Inform your college/career counselor of all college acceptances and scholarship awards.
  • Continually check your college portal and college email address.
  • Send official documents when needed. For example, your college may require that you send final high school transcripts or health care forms. Make sure you reply promptly to all document requests.
  • Complete placement testing, if required. Questions? Start by contacting your college's admissions office to determine if placement testing is required for you.
  • Plan for additional costs during the school year. There are more expenses associated with college than just tuition. Make sure you have a plan to pay for things like books and transportation throughout the school year

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College Acceptance and Scholarship Awards Submission Deadline is May 4th, 2021.

Please send copies of all college acceptances and scholarship awards to Mrs. Henderson at and to Mrs. Rivers at no later than May 4th, 2021. Please include College Acceptance or Scholarship in the subject area.

Career Opportunities

Memphis Police Department Cadet Program

Memphis Police Department Recruitment

Memphis Fire Department Recruitment Program

Memphis Fire Department Cadet Program for High School Seniors

FedEx Careers

Select the link below for information on available college tuition reimbursement for part time employees.