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The U.S. Army All-American Bowl presented by American Family Insurance Selection Tour will visit Pace on Monday, Oct. 30, to officially recognize senior offensive lineman Jamaree Salyer as a 2018 U.S. Army All-American.

All members of the Pace community are invited to attend the presentation, which will take place at 3:30 p.m. in Knights Hall, located on the fifth floor of the Garcia Family Middle School.

Selection Tour teams are traveling across the country to recognize more than 200 high school senior football and marching band members as U.S. Army All-Americans.

By becoming a U.S. Army All-American, Salyer joins an elite group. Players are chosen not only because they excel on the football field, but because they are both mentally and physically agile and adapt to challenging situations, similar to U.S. Army Soldiers.

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl will take place in San Antonio's Alamodome on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. The game will be broadcast live on NBC at 1 p.m.

The Upper School student body celebrated the members of the 2017 Homecoming Court during a dance on Oct. 14.

Congratulations to freshmen Lily Kahn, Eve Kogan, Jayden Thomas and Rivers Graham; sophomores Emma Szwast, Meghan McMillin, Jason Rosenbloum and Gabe Wright; juniors Bay Brickley, Margaret Bethel, Charlie Warren and Will Zook; and seniors Amy Butler, Emme Maner, Jordan Shoulberg, Jamaree Salyer, Isaiah Kelly and Jack Douglass.

At the end of the evening, Shoulberg and Salyer were crowned Homecoming queen and king.

Senior Schuyler Drose, junior Andrew Jenkins, and sophomores Harris Greenbaum and Jackson Hamel were selected to play in the Georgia High School Water Polo Association's (GHSWPA) D2 All-Star Game on Oct. 14. Following the game, Jenkins was named its most valuable player.

In addition, Jenkins received GHSWPA First Team All-State honors and was named GHSWPA Division 2 Most Valuable Player for the 2017 season. Jenkins led the division in scoring with 138 goals and 14 assists in 17 games, and is the Knights' career leader for goals scored with 256.

Drose was named Second Team All-State, and Greenbaum received honorable mention recognition.

The Middle School cross-country team made history at the state meet on Oct. 14 and returned to Pace with three trophies.

The front-running trio of George Blaha, Robert Mallis and Edward Blaha trained harder and smarter, lowering their 2-mile times by an astounding 45 seconds or more from last season," says Coach Eric Wilhelm. "Combined with Samuel Bready's brave running, Brian Lee's talent and speed, Sam Howe's lucky hat and Easton Kincaid's raw ability, these were the best seven boys the school has ever had."

The boys finished first out of 26 teams in the medium-school division to claim the title, 66 points ahead of second-place Westminster. The Knights also defeated the winning small and large-school champions, making them the best middle school-squad in the state. Complete results are available here.

The girls state team—Elizabeth Feagin, Caroline Hood, Jordan White, Rebecca Thompson, Wells Howe, Kate Jonas and Emmy Battista—finished third. Complete results are available here. The teams' outstanding performances combined for the top overall title—and "the biggest of Big Purple Trophies."

In the junior varsity races, Kargil Behl finished first overall, and Grant Thompson was fourth, leading the boys team to an overall fifth-place finish (complete results). Ellie Carter was fourth for the girls, followed by Sydney Vincent in seventh, Lexi Pollard in eighth and Annie Marks in 11th. The girls finished second overall (complete results).

Congratulations to Wilhelm, coaches Courtney Harris and Janie Rowe and the entire Pace squad!

Name a Broadway-inspired film that combined Joan Collins, Donny Osmond and the music of Andrew Lloyd Weber. That's like Dynasty meets Teenie Bopper Idol meets Phantom of the Opera—a juxtaposition that makes one's head spin. If you guessed Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, you're correct!

Staged as a follow-on to the highly successful 1971 Broadway production of Jesus Christ Superstar, also written by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat first appeared as a full-blown musical on Broadway in 1982. The work is based on the Biblical story of Joseph and offers a cornucopia of enthralling musical and dance numbers sure to delight the whole family.

The production features more than 30 Upper School actors and a Lower School chorus. Admit it—you've never seen a Lower School chorus on Broadway. We're on the cutting edge here at Pace, so don't miss this show! Performances will take place Thursday, Nov. 9, and Saturday, Nov 11, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. Tickets ($10 for Students, $20 for adults) are available now at pace.booktix.com.

Pace is proud to partner with Atlanta Celebrates Photography's 2017 festival, the largest annual community-based photography festival in the U.S.

As part of the festival, With Animals, a collection of 50 images by photographer Willard Pate, is on display through Oct. 30 in the Fine Arts Center. The images capture interactions between animals and human beings in Cuba, Brazil, Peru, Argentina and England. A closing reception will take place on Friday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

On Oct. 31, Human Tribe, works by National Geographic photographer Alison Wright, will open in the Fine Arts Center and run through Nov. 30. This exhibition of global portraits celebrates the diversity and connection of our visual human tapestry. A reception featuring a public talk and book signing will take place Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

On Sunday, Nov. 5, in Piedmont Park, the Upper School Student Advisory Board will lead a Pace team in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's (AFSP) Out of the Darkness Walk. The event, one of more than 350 held nationwide, unites those affected by suicide, while honoring loved ones lost, increasing awareness of mental-health issues, raising funds for the AFSP and saving lives.

The Pace team's goal is to raise more $1,000 for this cause, and every little bit helps. A donation of $10 provides one person with a depression and bipolar-awareness resource, and a donation of $25 funds a suicide-loss survivor attending their local International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day event. Support to the Pace team's walk or join the team and walk on Nov. 5.