The McCallie Class of 2019 will celebrate their graduation at Commencement Weekend Saturday and Sunday.
Commencement Weekend begins Saturday with the Baccalaureate service at 5 p.m. in the Chapel. Seniors Philip Mathews, Colby Henry, Richmond Coney, Kahler Youngblood, Daniel Cui and Josh Belisle will speak during this service, and Assistant Headmaster Kenny Sholl will reflect on the impact of the Class of 2019 on the McCallie community. The McCallie Men’s Chorus and the VoCallie Ensemble, both under the direction of James Harr ’92, will perform at the Baccalaureate service.
Following Baccalaureate, a reception will be held at Burns Plaza on the J. Spencer McCallie III Quadrangle for students, families and friends.
On Sunday at 8:30 a.m., Commencement will be held in the Sports and Activities Center. Grayson Medalist Bob Moore will speak followed by remarks by co-valedictorians David Horne and Harrison Stuart to their classmates and guests. Board of Trustees Chairman J. Hal Daughdrill ’73 will offer remarks before Headmaster Lee Burns ’87 presents the Class of 2017 with their diplomas as the newest alumni of McCallie School.
Seniors Kris Bowman and Zyan Wynn will offer the invocation and closing prayer, and the McCallie Wind Ensemble will perform under the direction of Brent Alverson.
A reception for graduates, their guests and faculty will be held immediately following the event on the Spencer J. McCallie III ‘55 Quad as the Class of 2019 celebrates their accomplishments and bids farewell to their time as students on the Ridge.