From left: C.L. Overturf Jr. Sixth Grade Center Assistant Principal Mike Tucker, Principal Tonya Whitehurst, PCSD Superintendent of Schools Phyllis Criswell and Putnam County Supervisor of Elections Charles Overturf. Above the group hangs the sign officially naming the Center after 55-year educator and current PCSD School Board Member C.L. Overturf Jr. It was installed Tuesday afternoon.
"Through all the years and everything dad has done, it's always been about the kids," Charles, his son, said as the sign was being hung.
Criswell said the Overturf family, including Mr. Overturf with his 55 years in education, is faithful to its cause.
"The entire family is dedicated to public service," the superintendent said, watching crane workers sink the sign's letters below the school's Tiger mascot. "Mr. Overturf, Charles at the Supervisor's office, Steve at the funeral home -- they all deserve the community's thanks."
John Chastain (left) Director of Maintenance for Putnam Schools, shakes hands Tuesday with Putnam County Supervisor of Elections Charles Overturf. A crowd gathered to watch the District's new Sixth Grade Center get its sign. The Sixth Grade Center is named after PCSD Board Member and 55-year educator, C.L. Overturf Jr.
Charles Overturf stands beneath a sign at the school named after his father, C.L. Overturf Jr., at the new C.L. Overturf Jr. Sixth Grade Center. Snapping his photo is PCSD Superintendent Phyllis Criswell, whose proposal to name the new school after Mr. Overturf was unanimously approved by the school board at a recent meeting.