Archive for August, 2016
2017 Nissan Pathfinder Earns 5-Star Rating
The all new 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is continuing on in the footsteps of its predecessors by earning 5 stars in overall vehicle safety as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). Starting with 2011 year models, NHTSA implemented more rigorous and stringent tests and requirements in order for a vehicle to reach a 5-star rating. The Pathfinder has done it for each year since 2014.
“This latest Pathfinder is designed to be everything customers want in a family adventure vehicle,” said Michael Bunce, vice president, product planning, Nissan North America. “Pathfinder delivers a safe and secure driving experience that is now augmented with our Nissan Safety Shield suite of technologies.”
In addition to the Pathfinder’s advanced driver assistance technology, including Forward Emergency Braking and Moving Object Detection, it has also gone through some changes, both exterior and interior.
The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder has a more aggressive style, including, but not limited, to a revised taillight and rear bumper design, more detailed and precise, and a new hood and front bumper, projecting a wider stance and look. It has a new Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG) system, which provides better throttle and emissions performance. It also now has a 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engine under the hood, producing 284 horsepower and 259 lb-ft of torque.
The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder has gone through a complete makeover to better fit the needs of all consumers. It is more adventurous and tailored to individual situations of Nissan customers everywhere. The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is not yet available for purchase, but is expected to be available in September of 2016. To get more details, visit Nissan USA online.
Hendersonville High School Honors Alumni
Newton Nissan has had the pleasure of visiting Hendersonville High School a number of times. In fact, Luke Jacobs, a new graduate of HHS, won Newton Nissan’s Car Giveaway in 2015. We were so happy to hear about the discovery of pieces of the school’s history here recently.
In July of last year, The Hendersonville Star News ran a story about finding Hendersonville High School’s first class photo. Since then, Bob Cotter, the school’s current principal, has wanted to hang class photos in the halls of the school. The Sumner County Schools’ archivist, Kay Durham Hurt, initially thought the photos had been lost. However, Hurt’s Class of 1957 photo, along with 19 others from the graduating classes of 1942-1960, were found and hung in the school’s main hallway this summer. On Friday, July 29, 2016, many of the alumni who helped restore the photos, met to tour the school and view the photos. Cotter said the photos provide a valuable teaching tool. “Already we’ve had one student ask why there were so few boys in some of the 1940’s classes,” he said. “Someone reminded him about World War II.”
Hendersonville High School has a rich history dating back to 1942 when the school first opened its doors. “The history of the school ties right along with the history of the U.S. and what was going on in the community at the time,” Cotter added. “What I really hope is that students see the historical perspective of Hendersonville… That we’re not a school that started 24 or 25 years ago in this building. That we have a rich history that goes back to 1942 when Hendersonville was a community high school.”
Ever since the Vanderbilt Football program provided the first Commando football team with older, used jerseys in 1941, HHS’s school colors have been Black and Gold. The school’s students are known as the Commandos because 54 men were sent to fight in World War II. When they came back as veteran commandos, the name stuck with the school and it became the official mascot.
We hope that the good feelings continue to fill the halls of Hendersonville High School, and we appreciate the opportunities we have had to be a part of the school and its history. Go Commandos!