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Podcast features stories and laughs about Duck Day, senior pranks

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Mickey Mouse on the Chapel clock face

Mickey Mouse on the Chapel clock from the 1970 Pennant.

With McCallie’s Duck Day to be held soon, four school administrators recently sat in the Quadrangle and discussed the annual campus tradition, along with another tradition, the senior prank. Those shared stories and laughs are available in the latest podcast in McCallie’s Stories from the Ridge podcast series.

In the podcast Assistant Head of School Kenny Sholl is joined by Upper School Principal Hank Hopping, Vice President of Advancement Steve Hearn ’74, and Dean of Admission Jim Daughdrill ’05 as they reminisce about the history of Duck Day and how the anticipation of it consumes the campus during the springtime. And they discuss some of the renowned senior pranks, some of which were planned in concert with Duck Day.

The podcast can be heard here, or accessed through most podcast platforms by searching for “McCallie Stories from the Ridge.”

Below: Dean of Students Bob Bailey, fully dressed in his Duck outfit, preparing to announce Duck Day, from the 1988 Pennant

Duck Day