McCallie Welcomes Alumni Back Home To The Ridge For Reunion Weekend

Friday, October 11, 2019

Hundreds of alumni came home to the Ridge for several activities related to Reunion Weekend. They were able to reminisce with their McCallie brethren and catch up with former teachers and coaches. 

The weekend began with the Golden M luncheon, where retired headmaster Dr. R. Kirk Walker '69 was recognized as this year's Distinguished Alumnus. 

After the lunch, Golden M alumni marched through the quadrangle led by the pep band drumline to rousing applause and cheers from students. The afternoon fun continued with students participating in the annual car smash and pep rally. Charlie Marlin '68, a founding member of the SPIRITUALS, was on hand at the pep rally to join in the students' cheers. 

The day was capped off with a dramatic win for the football team at Baylor in a game between two top-ranked teams. 

On Saturday, the day began with a memorial service and special tribute to W.O.E.A. Humphreys given by Thomas Hayes '88, followed by a special dedication of the outdoor amphitheater, named for legendary McCallie teachers Miles McNiff and Warren James '43. Alumni and faculty enjoyed catching up at a luncheon where more alumni were recognized for their professional and civic achievements with the Alumni Achievement Awards and their loyalty to McCallie with True Blue Awards. A complete list of all award recipients is below. 

Saturday was capped off with class parties around town. 

True Blue Awards
Herb Cohn '49
Jim Lyle '49
Ned Giles '64
Sandy McMillan '69 (posthumously)
Jimmy McGinness '74
Carter Newbold '84
Nelson Williams '94

Alumni Achievement Awards
John Pataky '49
John Donnelson III '59 (posthumously)
Gary Davis '69
Don Morton '69
Bob Goodrich '74
Mark Fullam '79
Bill Blalock '84
Freddie Mills '89
Jonathan Kim '94
Will Brinson '99
Michael Bingham '04

Distinguished Alumnus
R. Kirk Walker '69

More photos from the weekend are posted here.


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