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McCallie Summer Reading Choices for 2017

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on May 18, 2017

With the end of the 2016-17 school year approaching, it's time to begin thinking about summer reading.

This summer's upper-school-wide book is "The Other Wes Moore" by Wes Moore. It tells the true story of two men who grew up in Baltimore just a few blocks from each other, but did not know of each other until an event put their name in the paper and brought them together. It is a story of how lives can unfold in dramatically divergent ways, possibly because of the smallest of differences.

In addition to reading "The Other Wes Moore," each returning student in the Upper School will need to participate in one other summer reading group. The other summer reading books can be found in the summer reading brochure.

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Topics: school news, summer reading, summer

Author William Kamkwamba shares his story of invention and inspiration with boys on the Ridge

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on September 12, 2016

Author, inventor and inspirational speaker William Kamkwamba shared his vision for overcoming obstacles and the importance of using knowledge and in a visit to McCallie on Friday, Sept. 9.

In his talk to the Upper School students, Mr. Kamkwamba told the story of his life in a poor African farming village and how he used education and perseverance to overcome his circumstances and help his family and community.

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Topics: summer reading, Campus Life

Summertime Thoughts

Posted by Kenny Sholl on June 20, 2010

Men of McCallie,

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Topics: A Word to the Wise, First Person, goals, summer reading, the Ridge, Upper School Life

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