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Students partner with Salvation Army to help provide Thanksgiving meals to families in need

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on November 22, 2017

As the McCallie community pauses to give thanks and spend time with family and friends this Thanksgiving, our students also understand the importance of giving back to those who are in need of kindness and generosity at this time of year.

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Topics: community service, McCallie School, middle school, Upper School Life, Salvation Army

McCallie alumnus Chirumbole '13 delivering ambulance to Mongolia with Georgia Tech classmates

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on July 25, 2017

Tony Chirumbole '13 and several of his classmates from Georgia Tech are traveling from Belgium to Mongolia to deliver a vehicle to be used as an ambulance in that country.

Tony Chirumbole ‘13 and some of his Georgia Tech classmates are spending the summer taking the road trip of a lifetime with the ultimate goal of providing much-needed help to the residents of Mongolia.

Chirumbole, a mechanical engineering student, and classmates Jonathon Murphy, a computer science major; Mitch Hotop, a recent aerospace engineering graduate; Rohan Iyer, an industrial engineering major; and Gunner Robinson, a mechanical engineering major, are traveling 11,000 miles from Brussels, Belgium, to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, as part of the Mongolia Charity Rally to benefit United Kingdom organization Go Help.

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Topics: Alumni News, community service, class of 2013, public purpose

Awakening to Privilege

Posted by Sumner McCallie on December 22, 2014

Sumner McCallie, Academic Dean at McCallie School, was asked to reflect on his summer 2014 journey to Cambodia by Where There Be Dragons, the group with which he traveled. The following was included in their bi-annual publication.

As an educator who has led international trips for two decades, I have watched countless students confront the reality of their American lifestyle and wealth compared to the situations of the local folks with whom we have worked to build homes or dig wells or preserve forest resources. I have seen students figuratively, and occasionally literally, stopped dead in their tracks in shock at the daily challenges our new friends face to find food or firewood or freedom.

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Topics: Campus Life, community service, Featured, poverty, Posts from the Ridge, spotlight, O Captain! My Captain!, travel, Upper School Life

Building Something Bigger

Posted by Faculty Contributor on August 16, 2013

By Sumner McCallie

An amazing thing happened this past year on McCallie's Habitat house build site. On the first Saturday in December, about twenty McCallie guys gathered at 8:45 a.m. in a neighborhood about five minutes from campus to construct the floor system for a new house. The woman whose house this would become stood with her 16-year-old son, hammers in hand, ready to go; she had worked hard for a long time for this dream to come true.

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Topics: Campus Life, college, community service, Featured, goals, Habitat for Humanity, Posts from the Ridge, ShowMe, spotlight, Upper School Life

A Thousand Blue Horns

Posted by Faculty Contributor on October 06, 2010

(Or, "The Connectedness of All Things")

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Topics: vuvuzela, well digging, community service, First Person, high school, living water, nicaragua, O Captain! My Captain!, Upper School Life

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