McCallie Blog

A full field enjoys Duck Day Golf Tournament 2017

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on May 14, 2017

For the ninth year, the Duck Day Golf Tournament was a huge success both in terms of participation and funds raised.

Andrew Forrester '01, Brandon Waters '00, Derek Steele and Mark Harrell were the top foursome of the 30 teams participating in the 2017 Duck Day Golf Tournament on May 9 at Council Fire Golf Club.

With a full field of 120 golfers on a beautiful day at Council Fire Golf Club on May 9, the 2017 event was the largest ever, and more than $26,000 was raised to benefit the Duck Day Scholarship Fund to help a talented Chattanooga boy attend McCallie. Since the beginning of this event, almost $150,000 has been raised.

For the second year in a row, the team of Andrew Forrester '01, Brandon Waters '00, Derek Steele and Mark Harrell were the top foursome of the 30 teams participating. Will Haisten '96, Nick Wilkinson '96, Michael Garvich '96 and Ryan Coulter '96 finished second in the tournament.

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Topics: Alumni News, development, duck day

Countdown to Commencement means Countdown to College

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on May 11, 2017

With graduation just a few days away and the end of the McCallie experience looming for the Class of 2017, it's a good time to take a look at the college choices made by this senior class.

Stanford-bound seniors Judah Duhm, Cameron Burton and King Jemison represent just a small slice of the college search success stories throughout the Class of 2017.

McCallie's latest group of graduates are bound for a variety of colleges with plans to study a wide array of topics. The College Counselling office has worked with these boys for almost two years helping them find the right fit and best options as they continue their education in colleges around the United States and abroad.

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Topics: college guidance, college acceptance, class of 2017

Jemison named Valedictorian, Grayson Medal winner

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on May 03, 2017

McCallie Class of 2017 valedictorian and Grayson Medal winner King Jemison, center left, and Campbell Award winner Walt Buzzini are congratulated by Headmaster Lee Burns '87, left, and Assistant Headmaster Kenny Sholl at Awards Day.

King Jemison’s hard work and dedication during his time at McCallie has culminated in two of the school’s top honors as Commencement 2017 approaches.

The day student from Lookout Mountain was named Valedictorian for the Class of 2017 for his outstanding academic record and followed that the next day by being presented with the Grayson Medal, the highest honor bestowed on a member of the graduating class.

His classmates gave him loud ovations twice during the two-day awards presentation, showing their respect for the young man who will attend Stanford in the fall.

Also bringing the Upper School to its feet was English teacher Sam Currin ’03, recipient of the Keo-Kio Distinguished Teacher award. Boarding student Walt Buzzini from San Antonio, Texas, won the Campbell Memorial Award, recognizing the second most-esteemed member of his graduating class.

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Topics: valedictorian, class of 2017, Grayson Medal, Campbell Award, Awards Day

Dr. Duke Richey '86 receives DAR teaching award

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on May 02, 2017

Dr. Duke Richey '86 accepts his award as Tennessee's Outstanding Teacher of American History by the state chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Duke stands at the state DAR awards banquet with DAR state Historian Cindy Dearing, left, and Joye Duke, DAR Chickamauga Chapter Regent.

Dr. Duke Richey '86 was honored last week as Tennessee's Outstanding Teacher of American History by the state chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Dr. Richey, who holds the Baker Chair of American History at McCallie, teaches AP American History at McCallie and regularly has students competing and winning at the district, state and national levels in the History Day competition. 

The Outstanding Teacher of American History Contest honors notable full-time teachers of history (and related fields such as social studies, government, and citizenship education) in public, private, and parochial schools, grades 5-12. To be considered for this honor, a teacher must have demonstrated excellence in:

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Topics: faculty, history, class of 1986, Dr. Duke Richey

McCallie Awards Middle School Spring Tornado Award Winners

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on April 28, 2017

The Spring 2017 Middle School Tornado Award winners: Front row, from left: Loch Murray, Rahul Patel, Connor Bronze, Jackson Cook, Sebastian Leinberger, and Levi Lebovitz. Back row, from left: Evan Winnie, Lentz Reynolds, Bennett McNabb, Adam Polen, Ethan Jones, Amaar Memon, Jake Tremain, and Alex Williams. not pictured: Morgan Haynes.

This week the Middle School honored the best of the best from the world of Blue Tornado athletics and the arts for the spring.

For some, being the best in sports means being able to run faster, throw the ball farther, or score the winning goal. In the arts, the best performer or actor is often given top honors.

But the Tornado Awards honor something that is far more important, it recognizes who is the best teammate on each Middle School team and artistic endeavor at McCallie.

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Topics: middle school, music, Athletics, Arts