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Viscomi All-USA First-Team

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on June 22, 2017

Drew Viscomi ’17 was named to the 2016-17 All-USA Boys Soccer First Team as selected by USA Today. The teams are sponsored by American Family Insurance.

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Topics: soccer, Athletics, class of 2017, national achievement

McCallie’s Will McGregor accepts prestigious Morehead-Cain scholarship

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on June 13, 2017

McCallie senior Will McGregor has accepted the highly respected Morehead-Cain Scholarship to attend the University of North Carolina.

McGregor joins a long line of McCallie graduates to accept the Morehead scholarship, and he is the first McCallie alumnus to accept the scholarship since John Stevenson ’07.

“The Morehead-Cain Scholarship is one of the most selective and highly regarded college scholarship opportunities in the United States,” McCallie Headmaster Lee Burns ’87 said. “Will McGregor has proven himself to be an outstanding student, athlete and leader at McCallie, and he will be an outstanding Morehead-Cain scholar when he begins his college career in Chapel Hill.”

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Topics: class of 2017, national achievement, morehead cain scholars

McCallie Rowers Earn National Silver Medal

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on May 30, 2017

National Silver Medalist Boys' Senior Four

Highlighted by a second-place finish for the boy’s varsity four, a bronze medal in the girl’s junior four, and a fifth-place finish in the boy’s junior four, the McCallie and GPS rowing squads turned in a historic performance at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America (SRAA) National Championships.  The SRAA Nationals had over 179 teams compete in32 different categories.  Teams came from as far away as California, Arizona, Florida, New York and Canada, as well as other states.  All of the competitors had to advance from regional qualifiers. The senior four field had 32 entries, the girls and 

boys junior fours competed against 23 other teams.

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Topics: rowing, Athletics, national achievement

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

Fifteen McCallie Students earn National Merit Commended status

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on October 06, 2016


McCallie students continue to produce strong results in national academic testing with 15 seniors earning National Merit Commended status for 2017 as a result of strong performances in 2016 on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Semifinalist Qualifying Test.National Merit Commended status puts these students in the top 5 percent of all students taking the PSAT/NMSQT.

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Topics: academics, national achievement, national merit scholars

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