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Spring 2018 Honor Roll students announced

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on June 20, 2018

Students in the Upper and Middle schools have been honored on the school's Honor Roll and Headmaster's List for their hard work during the 2018 Spring Semester.

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National Honor Society inducts top students from McCallie School's Class of 2019

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on May 25, 2018

McCallie’s chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 87 rising seniors for the 2018-19 school year.

NHS is among the nation's best known organizations dedicated to recognizing outstanding high school students. Founded in 1921, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character. The McCallie chapter of NHS is entering its 30th year.

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Topics: academics, McCallie School, national honor society

Middle School awards announced, eighth-graders honored

Posted by Jim Tanner on May 17, 2018

On May 8, students in the Middle School gathered with family and friends to celebrate another special and successful year in McDonald Hall with Middle School Awards Day in the morning followed by the Eighth Grade Celebration that evening in the Chapel.

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Topics: academics, leadership, McCallie School, middle school

Liu named Valedictorian and Campbell winner for Class of 2018; Hartness wins Grayson Medal, Lyons is Salutatorian

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on May 01, 2018

Years of hard work and perseverance paid off for several McCallie students at the annual Upper School Awards Day celebrations, with senior day student Allen Liu being named Valedictorian for the Class of 2018 and Graham Hartness winning the Grayson Medal as the top overall student of the senior class.

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Topics: academics, commencement, leadership, salutatorian, valedictorian, Grayson Medal, Campbell Award, Awards

Jim Carlone ’88 named McCallie Alumni Chair of Mathematics

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on April 24, 2018

Upper School Math teacher Jim Carlone ’88 has been awarded the Endowed Alumni Chair of Mathematics, becoming only the second holder of this honor that was established in the 1980s to recognize exceptional math instruction at McCallie.

“Jim Carlone is an outstanding math teacher and is well deserving of this honor,” Assistant Headmaster Kenny Sholl said. “He pushes his boys to achieve their best efforts in a way that inspires a love of the subject and gets the best out of his students. He was the clear choice for this honor.”

The Alumni Chair of Mathematics was established to honor three legendary McCallie math teachers — Chalmers McIlwaine ‘21, John Pataky ‘49 and Houston Patterson ‘43 — and “to perpetuate the high classroom standards set by these three master teachers.”

The purpose of the position as stated at the time of its endowment was “to attract an exceptional teacher whose knowledge and appreciation of mathematics is surpassed only by his desire and ability to teach in the high school classroom.”

“The Alumni Chair of Mathematics is a testament to McCallie’s tradition of academic excellence,” Headmaster Lee Burns ’87 said. “Jim carries on the legacy established by the great teachers who came before him.”

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Topics: academics, Alumni News, mccallie alumni, McCallie School, mathematics

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