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Surprise guest highlights GPS/McCallie Got Talent IX

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on January 30, 2017


For the ninth year, some of the many talented students from McCallie and Girls Preparatory School gathered to perform at GPS/McCallie Got Talent. This year’s show, held Sunday afternoon at Frierson Theater on the campus of GPS, was perhaps even more special than other years.

GPS senior Tia Kemp ended the show performing “Rise Up” by Audra Day and was joined on stage by McCallie sophomore Will Hunt, who is recovering after heart transplant surgery last fall. Will has made great progress but has yet to return to school, so his performance with Tia was his first public appearance since illness forced him to leave school for treatment at Vanderbilt University Hospital.

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Topics: talent, McCallie-GPS, Class of 2019

Stars will be born at GPS-McCallie Got Talent

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on January 27, 2017

The talented students from McCallie and Girls Preparatory School will show off their skills this weekend in the 2017 edition of "GPS/McCallie Got Talent" on the campus of GPS.

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Topics: talent, McCallie-GPS

Signing Day, Stars and the Super Bowl

Posted by Lee Burns on February 06, 2015

By Lee Burns '87, McCallie Headmaster

If you follow college football, you probably know that today is national signing day, when some senior high school football players sign their national letters-of-intent, committing themselves to play football at their selected colleges in exchange for athletic scholarships.

In recent years, a system has emerged to rate high school football players who are likely to be recruited by colleges. It’s a star system, from 1-5 stars, with five stars being reserved for the most talented, elite and sought-after players. From what I gather, the stars are largely based on talent (real or perceived) and related physical attributes such as size, strength, speed, vertical leap and so forth.

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Topics: details, Featured, First Person, good to great, process, recruiting, Posts from the Ridge, spotlight, success, talent

Talent and Ownership

Posted by Billy Faires on January 31, 2011

A 13-year-old boy attempts the daring feat of solving three Rubik’s Cubes in under three minutes, as classic rock music blares in the background. A packed house of parents, teachers and students -- lots of students -- follow his adventure, first with bemused skepticism and then, as the silly-seeming feat approaches a nail-biting conclusion, with increasing rapture and enthusiasm.

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Topics: Campus Life, creative, music, Posts from the Ridge, students, talent

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