McCallie Middle School Awards Announced And Eighth-Graders Honored

Friday, May 18, 2018
McCallie Middle School Awards Day
McCallie Middle School Awards Day

Students in the McCallie Middle School gathered with family and friends to celebrate another year in McDonald Hall with Middle School Awards Day in the morning followed by the Eighth Grade Celebration that evening in the Chapel.

Middle School Awards Day is a time to recognize the special achievements of the boys who will become the next generation of leaders at McCallie, especially the eighth-graders who will soon begin their time in the Upper School as freshmen next fall.

The T.E.P. Woods Academic Medal of Excellence, given to the student or students with the year’s highest GPA in each grade, is the top academic honor for Middle School students. This year’s Middle School winners were:

Sixth Grade: James Cross
Seventh Grade: Jackson Cook and Andrew Walldorf
Eighth Grade: Shrayen Daniel

The awards list was highlighted by Sonny Rivinder winning the American Legion Citizenship Award and Evan Winnie being awarded the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizenship/Patriotism Award. Subject awards were also presented to the top students in specific classes as well as the arts, and students were also honored for excellence in citizenship, generosity and school spirit.

Looking ahead, Jackson Cook, John Gabbert and Ander Youngblood were named Middle School representatives to the Student Senate for the next school year, and eighth-grader Javen Johnson will serve as the freshman day-student Senate representative for the 2018-19 school year.

At the Eighth Grade Celebration, the boys were honored as a class for their hard work and enthusiasm in the Middle School before being symbolically welcomed to the next phase of their McCallie journey as freshmen in the Middle School next fall.

A full list of Middle School Awards can be seen at this link.



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