McCallie’s Keo-Kio Honorary Adds 13 Rising Seniors

Monday, April 14, 2014
Front row, from left, Carl McPhail, Will Hopping, Marshall Martin, James Westbrooks, Addison Cornell and Dylan Carmack. Back row, from left, Ariel Bong, Wesley Brown, Garrison Welch, David Bowman, J.J. Moncus, Patrick Littlejohn and Tyler Payne.
Front row, from left, Carl McPhail, Will Hopping, Marshall Martin, James Westbrooks, Addison Cornell and Dylan Carmack. Back row, from left, Ariel Bong, Wesley Brown, Garrison Welch, David Bowman, J.J. Moncus, Patrick Littlejohn and Tyler Payne.

Keo-Kio, McCallie School’s preeminent senior leadership organization, welcomed 13 new members from the Class of 2015, 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 participates in planning annual events such as the winter semiformal dance, Duck Day, community service projects 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 13 new inductees, including seven boarders and six day students, are: 

Ariel Bong, Ellenwood, Ga.
David Bowman, Athens, Ala.
Wesley Brown, Charlotte, N.C.
Dylan Carmack, Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
Will Hopping, Chattanooga
Addison Cornell, Chattanooga
Patrick Littlejohn, Charlotte, N.C.
Marshall Martin, Lookout Mountain, Tenn.
Carl McPhail, Charlotte, N.C.
J.J. Moncus, Dalton, Ga.
Tyler Payne, Chattanooga
Garrison Welch, Cumming, Ga.
James Westbrooks, Chattanooga



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