SEARCH BLOG: EDUCATION
They're too good.
The four runners—senior Tyler Richard, juniors David McCandless and Ryan Schumacher, and sophomore Gil Walton—have report cards with more A's than the first page of the phone book. They're all members of the school's Honors Scholar program, in which they have grade-point averages near 4.0 or above. That's the kind of academic performance that earned them full merit scholarships to McCallie, an all-boys private school at which the tuition for boarding students, as those four are, is $36,850. But under the rules of the state's athletic association, students who receive any subsidies other than need-based financial aid are ineligible to compete in varsity sports. [read more]