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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

Class of 2017 encouraged to "Share your gifts, talents and resources" at Commencement

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on June 13, 2017

As Hal Daughdrill ‘73, Chairman of the McCallie’s Board of Trustees, officially welcomed the Class of 2017 into “the long blue line” of alumni, he shared with them a brief reflection on what makes the diploma and their experiences on the Ridge so indelible for their lives. He spoke of his visit to a Golden M reunion, where men celebrate their 50th reunion year and one particular conversation he had.

It was at that point that I turned to one of the gentlemen standing next to me and said to him how remarkable it was that these men felt the impact of McCallie and their teachers so deeply and so strongly so many years after the fact. He turned to me and said, “Hal, it’s been this way ever since the day we graduated. It’s been like this for the last 50 years.”

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Topics: commencement, salutatorian, valedictorian, class of 2017

Ilozor wins Student of Integrity Award

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on May 30, 2017

Senior boarding student Ovi Ilozor was recognized by the Better Business Bureau, Inc. of Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia as one of its Student of Integrity Award winners for 2017. 

Ilozor, from Ann Arbor, Mich., was one of ten students selected for the award from Tennessee counties Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Hamilton, McMinn, Marion, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, Sequatchie, and Van Buren, and Georgia counties Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Murray, Walker, and Whitfield. 

Ilozor was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. 

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Topics: class of 2017

Class of 2017 Valedictory Address by King Jemison

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on May 22, 2017

King Jemison '17 shared the following address with his fellow graduates and their families along with the McCallie faculty at Commencement for the Class of 2017. Jemison will attend Stanford University.

Six years ago, I attended my first McCallie Graduation to honor the senior who drove me to school every morning. I was in awe of how “cool” and smart and most of all, big, he was. I struggled to picture myself ever reaching that pinnacle. As a freshman, I still watched the seniors tower over me, both physically and mentally. Now, as I stand on this stage as a senior, I don’t ever remember going through some dramatic change. Instead, I’ve been shaped by such miniscule changes that I didn’t even realize what was happening. They all added up to the man I am today.

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Topics: commencement, stanford, valedictorian, valedictory address, class of 2017

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