- Student Life
- Upper School
McCallie students and faculty stressed volunteerism and the concepts of brotherhood and of being a servant-leader during activities honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on MLK Day Jan. 17.
During that day, classes were canceled and students spread out across the community volunteering their work in honor of Dr. King’s call for all citizens to volunteer and serve. Organized groups worked at the Chattanooga Food Bank, the Salvation Army, and Reflection Riding (one group work at Lula Lake Land Trust was canceled because of the weather), while many other students volunteered individually or in small groups, and others participated in various ceremonies and gatherings for MLK Day.
During the day, McCallie released a video with photos of students' volunteer efforts with a quote from Dr. King about volunteerism and service. That video can be seen here.
MLK Day activities began on Friday, January 15, with Dr. Ernest Reid, pastor of Second Missionary Baptist Church, delivering a strong message to Upper School students on the themes of brotherhood, and servitude. He used passages from Dr. King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail to emphasize his message. A video of his talk can be seen here.