On September 23, prior to the homecoming game against Calhoun Falls, CCES alumni, family, and friends gathered to present several alumni awards and to welcome two new inductees into the CCES Sports Hall of Fame.
Held in the Upper School dining room, guests helped themselves to a beautiful catered meal while reconnecting with old friends. The Rev. “Kahu” David Jackson gave the blessing, followed by CCES Alumni Association President, Will Kittredge ’06, who took the helm as master of ceremonies.
The first awards presented were those of the Cheves Achievement Awards. Andrew McDonald ’84, who is serving for a second year with his wife, Laura, as 2016-17 Annual Giving Chair, announced the two class recipients – The Class of 1983 for the highest dollar amount given and The Class of 1986 for the highest class participation.
Next, the Mary B. Roper Distinguished Teacher award was presented to Upper School math teacher, Mr. Charles McGee. Mr. McGee came to CCES in 1998, and some of his honors include being named a Daniel-Mickel Master Teacher in 2003, Winning Siemens State of South Carolina AP Teacher of the Year in 2009, and being named a GE STAR teacher, which is student-nominated, for two years in a row. In addition to teaching AP Calculus and other upper-level math classes, Mr. McGee has been a mentor to our CCES students, serving as faculty sponsor for the Honor Council and for the Cum Laude Society. And this year, Mr. McGee has stepped down after his five-year tenure as Mathematics Chair.
This year, The Marguerite Ramage Wyche Alumni Service Award was presented to Bill Runge ’87 for two-year leadership as President of the Alumni Association and for his energy and enthusiasm that brought new life into its annual fundraiser, the Cavalier Classic Golf Tournament.
Kathy Sickinger Sessions ‘99 and David Quattlebaum ’79 were inducted in the 2016 CCES Sports Hall of Fame. Coach Marshall Stuart inducted Kathy, whom he described as determined, disciplined and dedicated. “If I had to grade Kathy in sports, she’d have had all D’s,” he laughed.
Billy Campbell ’78 inducted his good friend and teammate, David Quattlebaum. Billy served as captain of the legendary 1977 Champion Football team and was inducted into the CCES Sports Hall of Fame in 2001. Many of David’s teammates from that legendary team were in attendance as well as their coach, Harry Sprouse.
After the ceremony, everyone headed down to Carson Stadium for a rousing victory against Calhoun Falls. Before the presentation of the homecoming court, CCES alumni gathered by the field for a group photo.
Congratulations to all! Look for more in-depth coverage in the Spring 2017 issue of Highlights.