Welcome to Stories from the Ridge, where we share stories from our alumni, faculty, and friends. We'll hear about a variety of topics all anchored in honor, truth, and duty and the special bond of brotherhood shared amongst the McCallie family.
Dean of Faculty and Curriculum Sumner McCallie and Librarian Margaret Wadley discuss the 2019 Summer Reading program for McCallie students. Sumner and Margaret put particular emphasis on the all-Middle School book, "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" by William Kamkwamba, and the Upper-School book, "Educated: A Memoir" by Tara Westover.
Join Emory University history professor and author Joseph Crespino '90 and McCallie English teacher Bill Jamieson as they discuss Atticus FInch, the topic of Crespino's book "Atticus Finch: The Biography" about Harper Lee's famous character from "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Go Set a Watchman."
McCallie's own Caldwell Chair of Christian Ethics, Jim Suddath, talks with Senior (and student broadcaster) Patrick Warren about his time playing basketball at Duke University. Jim played (and scored in) a Final Four and a Championship game, and was part of Coach K's first team at Duke. Get in the March Madness spirit by listening to Jim and Patrick's conversation - complete with some NCAA Tournament predictions!
Join McCallie Director of College Counseling Jeff Kurtzman as he talks with Georgia Tech Director of Undergraduate Admission (and former McCallie Admissions team member) Rick Clark. Together, they'll talk about how to successfully navigate college admissions - sharing some truths and debunking some myths.
National Center for the Development of Boys Executive Director Troy Kemp and NCDB board member Alison Lebovitz discuss the importance of teaching empathy to teenage boys and the ways that the NCDB is working to spread that message.
Join Civil War history buffs Assistant Headmaster Kenny Sholl and Research Coordinator Patrice Glass as they talk about The Battle of Missionary Ridge and how the historic events that happened on McCallie's campus helped shape the lives young men - from 1863 until today.
Dean of Faculty and Curriculum Sumner McCallie and Sen. Howard Baker '43 Chair of American History Dr. Duke Richey '86 discuss teaching history through examining character, using 1917 McCallie alumnus Ralph McGill as an example. Hear from Dr. Richey about teaching AP US History at McCallie. Many thanks to the Landon Lecture Series at Kansas State University for the use of the recording of Ralph McGill from the 1967 lecture he gave as part of the series. For more information about the Landon Lecture Series, please visit https://www.k-state.edu/landon/.