McCallie’s TEPS Honorary Inducts 19 New Members

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Pictured front row, from left, Dustin Smith, Jay Gibbs, Arjun Chander, Griff Jayne, Nic Najjar, Andrew Gwaltney, Corey McDonald and Parker Marshall. Back row, from left, Ryland Chapman, Michael Brown, Nicholas Seay, Ajay Romeo, Joey Belisle, William Via, Nathan Newbold, Nicholas Norris, Dan Harper and Ace Damodaran. (Not pictured: Nathan Adie)
Pictured front row, from left, Dustin Smith, Jay Gibbs, Arjun Chander, Griff Jayne, Nic Najjar, Andrew Gwaltney, Corey McDonald and Parker Marshall. Back row, from left, Ryland Chapman, Michael Brown, Nicholas Seay, Ajay Romeo, Joey Belisle, William Via, Nathan Newbold, Nicholas Norris, Dan Harper and Ace Damodaran. (Not pictured: Nathan Adie)

McCallie's sophomore leadership organization, TEPS, invited 19 young men into its ranks in a Chapel induction ceremony.

TEPS is an honorary and service organization for sophomores who have demonstrated spirit, service and leadership. These characteristics are seen on athletic teams, on musical stages, in clubs, in organizations, in publications or in the theater. 

The group is named for Dr. Thomas Edwards Peck Woods, who taught at McCallie and served as associate headmaster from 1921-1948.

Upper School math teacher Luther Killian ’68 and assistant director of counseling for the Upper School Will Honeycutt serve as the group’s faculty advisors. 

New inductees for 2013-14 school year include:

Nathan Adie, Auckland, New Zealand
Joey Belisle, Austin, Texas
Michael Brown, Chattanooga
Arjun Chander, Chattanooga
Ryland Chapman, Atlanta
Ace Damodaran, Ooltewah, Tenn.
Jay Gibbs, Morrisville, N.C.
Andrew Gwaltney, Birmingham, Ala.
Dan Harper, Signal Mountain, Tenn.
Griff Jayne, Lookout Mountain, Ga.
Parker Marshall, Signal Mountain, Tenn.
Corey McDonald, Chattanooga
Nic Najjar, Signal Mountain, Tenn.
Nathan Newbold, Signal Mountain, Tenn.
Nicholas Norris, Chattanooga
Ajay Romeo, Statesville, N.C.
Nicholas Seay, Hixson, Tenn.
Dustin Smith, San Antonio, Texas
William Via, Wilson, N.C.
 




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