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McCallie State Champion: Hakim McMorris, Decathlon

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on May 24, 2017

Hakim McMorris won nine of 10 events May 23 and 24 to win the TSSAA Division II Decathlon State Championship at the Middle Tennessee State University track.

A junior boarding student from Santa Ana, Calif., Hakim collected a first-place point total of 6,892 points. The second-place competitor, Briarcrest's Daniel Tell, had 6,204 points.

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Topics: Athletics, Track and Field, decathlon, class of 2018

McCallie inducts rising seniors into Keo-Kio

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on April 24, 2017

Keo-Kio, McCallie’s preeminent senior leadership organization, welcomed 12 new members from the Class of 2018, inviting juniors to join the group in a Chapel ceremony April 10, 2017.

The senior leadership organization honors students for their leadership, service and loyalty to the school and its abiding principles.

One of the school’s oldest organizations, Keo-Kio is instrumental in planning annual events such as the winter semi formal dance, Duck Day, community service projects and supporting new campus activities. The group also raises funds and distributes them to events and efforts made by other organizations at the school.

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Topics: students, class of 2018, Student Organizations, Keo-Kio

Junior Ivan Yu Presents at Model UN World Health Organization Conference in DC

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on March 07, 2017

McCallie junior Ivan Yu, a boarding student from Shenyang, China, traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to present original research to a meeting of the Model United Nations World Health Organization at The George Washington University.

Yu was joined in the presentation by Dr. Robert Betz '70, a long-time health policy expert and an adjunct professor of health policy in GW's department of political science. Betz was contacted by McCallie economics teacher Skeeter Makepeace about Yu's research ideas, and Betz collaborated with Yu in developing the presentation for the Model UN.

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Topics: students, national achievement, class of 2018, class of 1970, Model UN

Two McCallie students named to all-state choir, orchestra

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on January 26, 2017

Senior Liam Staab and junior Allen Liu have earned All-State honors from the Tennessee Music Education Association and will represent McCallie at state performances later this spring.

Staab was named as a member of the All-State Honor Choir, and Liu was named to the All-East and All-State orchestras. Liu, who spent last summer performing as part of the Carnegie Hall youth orchestra program in New York, earned the highest score for the All-East Orchestra.

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Topics: music, class of 2017, class of 2018

McCallie junior Liu performs in Carnegie Hall youth orchestra program

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on July 28, 2016

Rising junior Allen Liu spent two-weeks this summer training and performing with an all-star youth orchestra as part of Carnegie Hall’s NYO2 program.

Liu, a day student and talented violinist from Chattanooga, was selected to participate in the program sponsored by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute to provide instruction for outstanding young American instrumentalists ages 14–17.

The program is highly competitive with all expenses paid for students selected to participate in the program at Purchase College, SUNY, which is just north of New York City in Westchester County.

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Topics: music, national achievement, class of 2018

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