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McCallie March Match 2014
March 21, 2014, 1:22 am
Filed under: Family and Friends

March Match 2014, the first class competition for giving at The McCallie School was won today by the Class of 1992.  Our oldest son Drew Smith was a member of the Class of 1992 after being a four year boarding student at McCallie.  Drew did not contribute financially to the winning total for his class because he and his younger brother Jeremiah were killed in July of 1992 two months after graduation.  Drew did contribute in a most unusual way to March Match.  At the suggestion of his friend and 92′ classmate Andy Mims, the young men of the class of were asked to make donations in memory of Drew. 

Honor, Truth and Duty are the bywords of The McCallie School.  Drew’s 92′ classmates are the epitome of these words.  As I opened each note from McCallie notifying us that another of Drew’s friends had made a donation in his memory, tears of joy flooded my eyes.  If there was a phone number included with the donation, I immediately called the donor.  One of first I called was David Office, one of Drew’s closest friends from his first day at McCallie as a freshman.  David has spent the past twenty years serving his country in the service as well as his present position as a private contractor with the Department of Defense.  Hearing David’s voice after all these years was such a blessing.

Many of Drew’s classmates have sent me e-mails and notes over the past few weeks.  Reconnecting with so many of them has meant the world to both Luther and me.  To know Drew hasn’t been forgotten means the world.  The Class of 1992 may have won the March Match but in my heart they won much more.  They won the love and admiration of those of us who love and miss Drew and Jeremiah Smith.  

Rosemary C. Smith

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