Students, Faculty Welcomed At McCallie Convocation Monday

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The school year at McCallie traditionally begins with the opening of school Convocation, led by the procession of faculty in front of a standing ovation from the student body. 

More than 900 boys greeted the faculty Monday then listened as Headmaster Kirk Walker ’69 delivered the charge for the school year.

In his brief remarks, Dr. Walker explained that the goals of McCallie’s faculty and staff are always to help the boys to be successful, prepared, well-educated, independent learners and leaders who live lives of integrity and understand the importance of giving back. 

His main point – “Don’t confuse being your best with being the best.”

A handful of students stood and applauded following the talk, initiating another standing ovation. McCallie’s headmaster since 1999, Dr. Walker is retiring at the end of the 2013-14 school year.

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