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Debts: Baccalaureate Address

Posted by Student Contributor on May 18, 2015

By James Westbrooks

McCallie School 2015 Grayson Medalist, Walker Casey Award Recipient

We are all looking forward to tomorrow and the opportunity to join the long blue line of impressive alumni. In addition to graduating from a fine institution like McCallie, there is another side benefit: post-graduation gifts.

No one can deny it, we all love pulling the intricate ribbon off a box and tearing open an envelope to see what treasures lie within. We will be excited to find monetary gifts, material goods perhaps in the form of college dorm necessities, and of course the intangible gifts… love and support for the future.

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Topics: baccalaureate, Campus Life, duty, bible, Featured, parents, Posts from the Ridge, The Runway Perspective (Seniors), spotlight, Upper School Life

A Lucky Burden: Valedictory Address

Posted by Student Contributor on May 18, 2015

By David Bowman

McCallie School 2015 Co-Valedictorian

I’ve recently come to terms with the following fact: Wesley and I have faces that, across all grounds and often from considerable distances, attract homeless people. What happened while Wesley and I were driving just outside of McCallie’s gates junior year laid the groundwork for the realization of this oddity. After an exhausting soccer practice that spring, we were craving some grease-covered “Famous Chicken n’ Biscuits” as we often do.

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Topics: Campus Life, duty, class of 2015, Featured, parents, Posts from the Ridge, The Runway Perspective (Seniors), spotlight, Upper School Life, valedictorian, valedictory address

Ladybugs: Valedictory Address

Posted by Student Contributor on May 18, 2015

 

By Wes Brown
McCallie School 2015 Co-Valedictorian 

I am deathly afraid of ladybugs.

Trust me that I am not making up this confession simply for shock value. Rather, it is truly a crippling fear of mine, something that freezes my blood cold and causes intense nervous sweating whenever I run across one of the cursed insects. I can quite easily trace the roots of this fear back about a decade ago to a horrifying week that my family and I spent in a mountain cabin one summer. The house in which we were staying was long overdue for a visit by the exterminator, and had therefore become the world’s premier breeding ground for the little red and black devils.

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Topics: Campus Life, class of 2015, Featured, First Person, friendship, parents, Posts from the Ridge, The Runway Perspective (Seniors), spotlight, Upper School Life, valedictorian, valedictory address

Keep Going

Posted by Student Contributor on March 25, 2011

By DAVID RESTAINO '11

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Topics: boys, decisions, community, failure, First Person, persistence, The Runway Perspective (Seniors), support, Upper School Life

Put Me In Coach! I’m Ready to Play… Kind Of

Posted by Student Contributor on October 23, 2010

By Andrew Barber

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Topics: commitment, First Person, God, music, religion, The Runway Perspective (Seniors), Upper School Life

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