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Sumner County Schools Receive $8 Million Endowment

Sumner County Director of Schools Dr. Del Phillips and Sumner County Executive Anthony Holt recently announced that Sumner County had received an endowment of an estimated $8 million from William I. Brown, a Cottontown salesman and landowner who willed the majority of his estate to Sumner County Schools prior to passing away on February 16, 2017.

Brown’s will establishes the William and Martha Brown Education Technology Trust, specifying the interest and dividends earned from this trust must be used annually to assist Sumner County Schools with technology.

“Mr. Brown loved the children of this county and our school system,” Phillips said. “He wanted to pass on the wealth he acquired in a way that would make a lasting impact for the students of Sumner County.”

Phillips added the amount of the donation may even be a record for the state. “We’ve tried to research to the best of our ability to verify, but I think this may be the largest donation any K-12 public school system in Tennessee has received from a single donor. It’s certainly the largest in Sumner County’s history,” Phillips said.

Brown’s legacy will also continue through his property, as the county purchased Brown’s Cottontown farm in 2015 to be the future location of a school campus. Brown also established in his will an additional $500,000 to be used in the development of a park on the future school site.

“People like William Brown are what make Sumner County such a great place to live,” Holt said. “Mr. Brown saw the needs of our schools and wanted to help. Mr. Brown’s generosity has left a legacy that will impact the lives of children for generations in Sumner County. He was a tremendous Sumner Countian who had faith in our county, our schools and our future. He leaves a legacy that will last for generations.”


 

Screen Shot 2017-05-12 at 12.59.28 PMStudents Compete in TMTA Math Competition

The Tennessee Math Teachers Association (TMTA) held a regional math competition at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin where hundreds of students from schools across the area competed in: Algebra I and II, Geometry, Statistics, Pre-Calculus and Calculus. Winners will go on to compete in the state competition. The schools participating included: Davidson Academy, Hendersonville High School, Merrol Hyde Magnet School, Portland High School, Sumner Academy, Hendersonville Christian Academy, Gallatin High School, Station Camp High School, Pope John Paul II High School and Mt. Juliet High School.

Algebra I (left to right): Michael Torrence, Vol State assistant vice president for Academic Affairs; second place- Ethan Thongmanivony, Gallatin H.S.; first place- Camila Gomez, Gallatin H.S.

Geometry (left to right): Michael Torrence, Vol State assistant vice president for Academic Affairs; Third place- Jack Wilhite, Hendersonville H.S.; second place- Kevin Nguyen, Hendersonville H.S.; first place- Henry Sprouse, Hendersonville H.S.

Algebra II (left to right): Michael Torrence, Vol State assistant vice president for Academic Affairs; second place tie- Kevin Zhang, Davidson Academy; second place tie- Ian Dillick, JP II H.S.; first place- Siyuan Zhang, Portland H.S.

Statistics (left to right): Michael Torrence, Vol State assistant vice president for Academic Affairs; third place-Skylar Bentley, Merrol Hyde H.S.; second place- Jonathan Caldwell, Merrol Hyde H.S.; first place Hannah Thomas, Hendersonville H.S.

Pre-calculus (left to right): Michael Torrence, Vol State assistant vice president for Academic Affairs; third place- Benjamin Isenberg, Station Camp H.S.; second place- Chloe McRae, Station Camp H.S.; first place- Andrew Gray, JP II H.S.

Calculus (left to right): Michael Torrence, Vol State assistant vice president for Academic Affairs; third place- Brent Kibbey, Portland H.S. (not shown); second place-Hunter Mitchell, Station Camp H.S.; first place Haoming Ning, JPII H.S.


 

2017 Sumner County Graduation Ceremonies

White House High School
Thursday, May 18, 7pm
at Long Hollow

Hendersonville High School
Friday, May 19, 6pm at Hendersonville High School

Station Camp High School
Friday, May 19, 6:30pm
at Long Hollow

Gallatin High School
Friday, May 19, 7pm
at Gallatin High School

Westmoreland High School
Saturday, May 20, 9am at Westmoreland High School

Portland High School
Saturday, May 20, 10am
at Long Hollow

Middle Technical College High School at Portland
Saturday, May 20, 10am
at Portland High School

EB Wilson Virtual
High School
Saturday, May 20, 11am
at Gallatin High School

Middle College High
School at Vol State
Saturday, May 20, 1pm
at Vol State’s Caudill Hall

Beech High School
Saturday, May 20, 6pm
at Long Hollow

Merrol Hyde Magnet School
Saturday, May 20, 7pm at Merrol Hyde Magnet School

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