Special Speakers & Events Videos

Convocation 2018-19

Baylor’s Assistant Headmaster Shaw Wilson ’84 presided over the school’s convocation ceremony. The keynote was delivered by Beth Gummnick, Chair of the Fine Arts Department.

Middle School Graduation 2018

Congratulations to our eighth grade graduating class of 2022, who celebrated this important milestone during commencement exercises on May 30.

Upper School Awards Day

Baylor held the annual Awards Day ceremonies on May 22 in Alumni Chapel. Award winners, selected by the faculty and the students, are honored at the event.

Middle School Recognition Day

Middle School students were honored for their service to the school during the school's annual Recognition Day ceremony.

Rashad Johnson

Rashad Johnson is a former American football safety. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Alabama where he was team captain for two seasons.

Recognition Day 2018

Students and faculty are honored for their outstanding contributions during our annual recognition day presentation.

Grandparents Day 2018

Baylor grandparents enjoyed a day of visiting classes and listening to a performance of the Baylor Orchestra directed by Tom Schow.

Will Reeve

A son of Christopher Reeve, Will is Ambassador and Board Member for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, which benefits those affected by spinal cord injuries. 

Midwinter Night's Blast

The annual Midwinter Night's Blast community service fundraiser featuring the faculty and student band, the Nighthawks.
 

Beth-Sarah Wright

Beth-Sarah Wright, Ph.D., inspirational speaker and author, tackles issues of faith and depression, the stigmas of mental illness and the role telling your story plays in healing.
 

Chris Watkins

Baylor english teacher Chris Watkins speaks about religious ecstasy, the emptying of self to experience blissful non-duality or oneness with God.
 

Scott Bowan

A conversation about the role of devices and technology presented by Scott Bowan, Senior Pastor at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church.
 

O.J. Morgan

O.J. Morgan, Head of the Bright School and former Baylor teacher and administrator speaks to students in chapel.

Brad Whitaker and Chris Sands

Brad Whitaker, Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Chris Sands, Youth Minister at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church speak in Chapel.

Gil Greggs

Gil Greggs is Director of Academic Symposia at the St. David’s School and a member of the Institute of Public Trust. He recalls a series of moments in which he can to appreciate the power of literature and the arts. 

Alison Wright

Alison Wright, an acclaimed New York-based documentary photographer and adventurer, travels to all regions of the globe photographing indigenous cultures and people while covering issues concerning the human condition.

Erik Ainge

Erik Ainge, former quarterback for the University of Tennessee and the New York Jets, shares his story of addiction, redemption and recovery.

Dr. Lori Hart 

Dr. Lori Hart is a speaker, trainer, and advocate for student leaders. She has recognized as both “Female Performer of the Year” and “Speaker of the Year.”
 

Inge Auerbacher

Inge Auerbacher is a survivor of the Holocaust and has published many books about her experiences in the Second World War.

Heath Eslinger

Heath Eslinger, a former Southern Conference Wrestler of the Year and UTC alum, is currently the head coach of the UTC Mocs’ wrestling program.

Avery Smith '18, Carmen Ross '18

Baylor students Avery Smith and Carmen Ross sing the national anthem as they did at the recent Chattanooga Lookouts playoff game. 

Dr. Herbert B. Barks ’51

Former headmaster Dr. Herbert B. Barks ’51 speaks to students in Chapel about the importance of embracing your gifts in what you do.

Andrew Maraniss

The New York Times bestselling book Strong Inside is the story of Perry Wallace, who in 1966 enrolled at Vanderbilt University and became the first African-American basketball player in the Southeastern Conference.

Opening of School Chapel

Baylor’s Headmaster Scott Wilson ’75 addresses the student body during the first opening of school chapel.

The Total Eclipse Preview

Science Instructor Jesse Young discusses some of the science and mythology related to August 21st total solar eclipse.  

Convocation 2017-18

Baylor’s Headmaster Scott Wilson ’'75 presided over the school’s 124th convocation ceremony. The keynote was delivered by Baylor’s renowned faculty member, Floyd Celapino.

Awards Day 2017

Baylor held the annual Awards Day ceremonies on May 22 in Alumni Chapel. Award winners, selected by the faculty and the students, are honored at the event.

Middle School Graduation 2017

Congratulations to our eighth grade graduating class of 2021, who celebrated this important milestone during commencement exercises on May 31.

Graduation, Class of 2017

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2017, who celebrated this important milestone during commencement exercises on June 2.