The TEPS leadership organization at McCallie inducted 19 students from the Class of 2022 for membership in the sophomore leadership organization for the 2019-20 school year during an induction ceremony in the Chapel.
TEPS is the school’s leadership organization for sophomores who have demonstrated spirit, service and leadership on campus. 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 to 1948. During his time at McCallie, Dr. Woods’ name was synonymous with spirit, service and leadership, and TEPS exists to recognize and nurture those values.
The newest members of TEPS included 11 day students and eight boarding students:
William Baker, Signal Mountain
Jacob Belisle, Austin, Texas
Aaron Crowder, Chattanooga
Blake Evans, Chattanooga
Luke Gilbert, Charlotte, N.C.
Charlie Griffin, Decatur
Javen Johnson, Ringgold
Boris Khoretonenko, Solon, Ohio
Sasha Khoretonenko, Solon, Ohio
Will Leathers, Tupelo, Ms.
Levi Lebovitz, Chattanooga
Joseph Masson, Johns Creek, Ga.
Hunter Murray, Lookout Mountain, Ga,
Andrew Negus, Chattanooga
Sonny Ravinder, Chattanooga
William Riddle, Lookout Mountain, Tn.
Vihaal Vellanki, Minnetonka, Mn.
Evan Winnie, Ooltewah
Dax Wood, Ringgold
Throughout their sophomore year in the 2019-20 school year, these young men will work to boost school spirit and serve others through service projects devoted to helping young people in the Chattanooga community, sponsorship of TEPS dress-down days and recognizing athletic achievements at McCallie with the TEPS Athlete of the Week award.
Upper School counselor Will Honeycutt and science teacher Callie Burns are the faculty advisors for TEPS.