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Pace has partnered with One Love Foundation to present educational opportunities on Oct. 6 and 7. One Love—founded in honor of Yeardley Love, who, at age 22, lost her life at the hands of a former boyfriend—educates young people about the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships, while empowering the next generation to love better and put an end to relationship abuse. 

All Pace parents are invited to join the Pace Counseling Office and One Love facilitators on Sunday, Oct. 6, from 4:30-6 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center for a conversation regarding empowering children to seek healthy relationships and recognize signs of dysfunction. The following morning, Oct. 7, Upper School students will hear from One Love facilitators during assembly. 

Then, on Oct. 19, Pace will sponsor Yards for Yeardley, a fun run at Riverview Sports Complex to raise money and awareness of this important issue. More information and registration details to come. Learn more about Yeardley and One Love

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation annually honors outstanding high school seniors based on their performance on the PSAT. Seniors Aidan Gannon, Anna Jordan, Maya Kaplan, Andrew Neville, John O’Brien, Alan Tapper, Francesca Vaneri and Claire Wierman have been named 2020 National Merit Semifinalists, placing them among the highest-scoring test takers in Georgia.

These seniors are now eligible to apply for National Merit Scholarships, which will be awarded beginning in March 2020. 

Pace needs your tax dollars! Participating in the Georgia Private School Tax Credit Program does not cost a thing—it’s simply a redirection of tax dollars already owed to the state to be used for need-based financial aid.

Because the amount of tax credits is limited for individuals and families, it requires the entire Pace family to make this program a success. It takes less than five minutes to submit your form, and payment to fund your credit is not due until March 2020. Please email or call Debra Mann in the Advancement Office at 404-240-9103 with any questions.

During the 2019-2020 school year, Pace's Isdell Center for Global Leadership (ICGL) is thinking critically about Waste, our school-wide global theme. Students, faculty and staff have already begun to explore Waste from a variety of age-appropriate angles, and on Monday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m., ICGL Visiting Scholar Tom Szaky will officially launch a community-wide conversation as part of his three-day visit to Pace. 

Szaky is founder and CEO of TerraCycle, a global leader in the collection and repurposing of complex waste streams. TerraCycle operates in 21 countries, working with brands, retailers and manufacturers to create national platforms to recycle products and packaging that currently go to landfills or incinerators. The company runs the world’s largest supply chain for ocean plastic and recently announced Loop, an e-commerce platform that enables consumers to shop for many of their favorite brands in durable, reusable packaging—a step toward ending the epidemic of single-use consumption. 

Please join the ICGL from 7-8 p.m. for Szaky’s keynote presentation and a subsequent discussion. The event will take place in the Fuqua Presentation Room, located on the fourth floor of the Arthur M. Blank Family Upper School. The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to icgl@paceacademy.org. We hope you’ll take part in this important conversation about Waste!

PrepVolleyball.com has included senior Sasha Ratliff on its list of Senior Aces, the top 250 Class of 2020 volleyball players in the country. Ratliff appears on the list at No. 81.

“Ratliff can do it all,” PrepVolleyball.com writes. “Her quickness makes her a force both as a blocker and attacker. Because of that quickness, getting from pin to pin on the block and using her long wingspan and 10-2 touch makes her a nightmare for opposing hitters. Further, her transition attack is lightning speed; if the ball is in the setter’s hand, she’ll be up. And if the ball is set her way, it will be on the floor before the defense has any time to react.” Congratulations, Sasha!