McCallie’s Keo-Kio Honorary Adds 12 Rising Seniors

Tuesday, April 09, 2013
New Keo-Kio members, McCallie School’s preeminent senior leadership organization. Pictured front, from left, Thomas West, Matthew Mahfud, David Paul and Roger Lee. Back row, from left, Ramsay Ritchie, Tommy Ellis, Hamilton Heald, Ralston Hartness, Grant Rising and Parker Brown.  (Not pictured are Jonathan McKown and Bassem Salama)
New Keo-Kio members, McCallie School’s preeminent senior leadership organization. Pictured front, from left, Thomas West, Matthew Mahfud, David Paul and Roger Lee. Back row, from left, Ramsay Ritchie, Tommy Ellis, Hamilton Heald, Ralston Hartness, Grant Rising and Parker Brown. (Not pictured are Jonathan McKown and Bassem Salama)

Keo-Kio, McCallie School’s preeminent senior leadership organization, welcomed 12 new members from the Class of 2014, inviting juniors to join the group in a Chapel ceremony.

The group honors students for their leadership, service and loyalty to the school and its abiding principles. 

One of the school’s oldest organizations, Keo-Kio is instrumental in planning annual events such as the winter semiformal dance and Duck Day and supporting new campus activities. The group also raises funds and distributes them to events and efforts made by other organizations at the school.

The 12 new inductees, including five boarders and seven day students, are: 

Parker Brown, San Antonio, Texas

Tommy Ellis, Lookout Mountain, Tn.

Ralston Hartness, Chattanooga
Hamilton Heald, Lookout Mountain, Ga.
Roger Lee, Hixson
Matthew Mahfood, Kingston, Jamaica
Jonathan McKown, Ringgold
David Paul, Durham, N.C.
Grant Rising, Atlanta
Ramsay Ritchie, San Francisco
Bassem Salama, Dalton
Thomas West, Lookout Mountain,Tn.

Pictured front, from left, Thomas West, Matthew Mahfud, David Paul and Roger Lee. Back row, from left, Ramsay Ritchie, Tommy Ellis, Hamilton Heald, Ralston Hartness, Grant Rising and Parker Brown.  (Not pictured are Jonathan McKown and Bassem Salama)


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