Features

  • Baylor Leads...Around the World

    In this issue's feature stories, you'll read how Baylor students and faculty are not only seeing the world, they are making a positive difference in it. Pictured above are (top) exchange students Baylor junior Anthony Kranis and Alex Perez, from Colegio San Fernando in Aviles, Spain; (lower left) Caroline Combs '15 and Alex Pinnock, the first in his family to attend college, thanks to the Jamaica Education Fund; and (lower right) Tsering Doma, college graduate and former resident of the Sikkim Happiness Home in India, supported by Baylor Walkabout director Tim Williams' Taraloka Foundation.

  • Exchange Program Expands World Views

    Barbara Kennedy

    The taste of Southern cooking and the sight of grey squirrels scampering across lawns were noteworthy surprises for cultural exchange students Helena Comitis, Shannen Johnson, and Valentina Menendez as they settled into life in Tennessee, but nothing could prepare them for the spectacle of their first Baylor-McCallie Spirit Week.

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  • Caroline Combs '15 and Alex Pinnock on the Lipscomb University campus

    Jamaica Education Fund Opens Doors to College

    Barbara Kennedy

    Walking to classes on the immaculately groomed campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Alex Pinnock focused on the work ahead of him as a college freshman in a new country. At 19, he is the first in his family to attend college and has left behind his mother and five brothers in the squatter settlement of Ferry in Kingston, Jamaica. He recognizes that he is now on a promising path out of poverty, but Ferry is a close-knit community, and his ties to it remain strong.

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  • Happiness Home Celebrates First College Graduate

    Barbara Kennedy

    As part of her graduate research, Tsering Doma spent some time working with children in the small fishing village on the southeast coast of India. Tsering has become a model of self-confidence and a symbol of hope to younger children in her village and at the Happiness Home in Gangtok, India.

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Around Campus

  • From Science Students to Scientists

    Eddie Davis

    “We hope to teach our students the scientific process in a real and meaningful way by encouraging them to ‘learn on their feet’ and exposing them to a variety of techniques that the typical science classroom time doesn’t allow." - Dr. Elizabeth Forrester

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  • IdeaLab Leads to Real-World Problem Solving

    Eddie Davis

    Imagine a robot entering a burning building and distinguishing between the heat of the flames and the body heat of a person who needs rescuing, or a computer program allowing the elderly to venture beyond the confinement of their nursing home through virtual reality. These are the real-world possibilities being investigated by students in Baylor’s new engineering design class led by science instructor and IdeaLab director, Dr. Mary Loveless.

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  • Puppets Featured in Fall Production of “Animal Farm”

    Barbara Kennedy

    In a truly ambitious and collaborative venture, fine arts chair and director Beth Gumnick, along with Baylor’s new scenic designer and technical director, Garrett Walsh, and guest costume designer and Baylor parent, Sharon Bandy, enlisted a small army to help create puppets for the fall play of “Animal Farm.”

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  • Community Service Holiday Party Delights Area Children

    For the 21st consecutive year, Baylor students involved in local community service hosted over 100 Chattanooga children at a holiday party in December.

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  • Seven Honored at Headmaster's Awards Service

    Baylor honored seven members of the school community during the Headmaster’s Awards and Memorial Chapel Service on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, as part of the school’s Alumni Weekend festivities.

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  • TNACI Opening Bolsters Educational Outreach

    With the Oct. 27 opening of the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute’s (TNACI) new flagship riverfront facility adjacent to Baylor’s campus, the Southeast’s rich — but imperiled — aquatic biodiversity is going to receive a much-needed shot in the arm.

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  • Super Bowl Gold at Baylor

    Former Super Bowl players Charles Hannah ’73 and Blake Moore ’76 returned to Baylor on Friday, Sept. 23, presenting commemorative Super Bowl trophies to the senior captains of this year’s football team at Upper School assembly. The presentation was part of the National Football League’s “On the Fifty” campaign to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl.

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Faculty & Student News

  • Kudos to Baylor Students and Faculty

    Fifteen Baylor seniors have been selected for the school’s 75th Round Table, considered to be among Baylor’s highest honors. Read about this and more great accomplishments of Baylor students and faculty here...

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Sports Updates

  • A Recap of Fall Sports

    Baylor finished the 2015-16 school year as the sixth best overall high school athletic program in the nation and the best in Tennessee based on the final standings in the MaxPreps Cup race. Read the recap of our fall sports and you'll see how...

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Alumni News

Headmaster's Message

  • Preparing Students for Their Futures

    Scott A. Wilson '75

    We celebrate our diversity because so many wonderful people from all walks of life and from every corner of the globe embrace Baylor’s values of honor and a pursuit of excellence. As I said to our students recently, regardless of our differences, we have a common bond through Baylor that is precious and will last a lifetime.

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Final Thoughts

<em>For alumni and friends of Baylor School</em> | WINTER 2017

For alumni and friends of Baylor School | WINTER 2017

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Baylor School Magazine

  • Winter 2017

    Editors
    Barbara Kennedy
    Sue Ramsey

    Designer
    Angela Rich

    Thanks to...
    Susan Collins
    Abby Franklin
    Jaime Melton ’94
    Susan Miller
    Sue Ramsey

    Writers
    Eddie Davis
    Barbara Kennedy
    Tim Williams
    Scott Wilson ’75

    Photography
    Lisa Anderson
    Randall Brewer

    Eddie Davis
    Beth Gumnick
    Kristi Jones

    Barbara Kennedy
    Alex McMahan
    Paul O'Mara
    Ashlee O'Steen
    Tim Williams

    President and Headmaster
    Scott Wilson ’75

    Chairman, Board of Trustees
    Chris Crimmins '80

    President, Alumni Assoc.
    Ben Fischer '85

    Chair, Parent Alliance
    Jamie Rehm