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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

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

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