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A Night IN with Keeping Pace

A Night Out with Keeping Pace, the annual event supporting the Keeping Pace academic summer program, is staying IN this year, and all Pace parents, faculty, staff and friends are invited to “attend.” 

A virtual auction will take place Dec. 3-10, and sponsorship opportunities are available NOW. Click here to see the exciting Pace exclusives available to sponsors. Sponsors at the $200 level will be delighted with a pick-up dinner to be served on Thursday, Dec. 10, including favorites from Bites by Eydt, Local Three and UrbanTree Cidery—it’s a perfect fall dinner! Save the date(s)!

Eight Knights Earn All-Region Softball Accolades

Following the 2020 season in which the Diamond Knights advanced to the first round of the state playoffs, eight student-athletes have received GHSA All-Region recognition.

Congratulations to the following Knights: Cele Camp, Second Team All-Region (outfield); Madison Hadley, Second Team All-Region (outfield); Victoria Hadley, First Team All-Region (outfield); Helena Harris, Second Team All-Region (third base); Jamie Kornheiser, Second Team All-Region (catcher); Sophia Mador, Second Team All-Region (short stop); Sara Mazur, First Team All-Region (second base); Sydney Silverstein (pictured), First Team All-Region (first base), Second Team All-Region (pitcher).

World AIDS Day in The Year of Global Health

In observance of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, and as part of the Isdell Center for Global Leadership (ICGL) Year of Global Health, the Woodruff Library and the ICGL have co-sponsored a quilt panel in an online display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt

The physical quilt, made up of 48,000 panels, honors the lives of those who have died of AIDS-related causes. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National AIDS Memorial is displaying sections of the Quilt through a virtual experience. “This special initiative for 2020 will create the first-ever nationwide AIDS Memorial Quilt display that will represent Quilt panels from all 50 states and U.S. territories—in one place for everyone to learn, remember and honor our lost friends and loved ones,” the organization writes. 

As part of Pace’s sponsorship, ICGL Global Health Fellows, who have spent the past year researching AIDS, selected the panels that make up Pace’s display, and senior Alivia Wynn composed an accompanying essay. You can view Wynn’s essay and Pace’s panels, which memorialize Georgia residents, here. View the Quilt online at www.aidsmemorial.org/interactive-aids-quilt

During an assembly on Dec. 1, Global Health Fellows will share how they approached selecting the blocks for Pace’s online panel, while AID Atlanta Information Services Program Manager Loreen Krug will discuss the organization and its important work. Finally, as part of these observances of World AIDS Day, the Gender & Sexuality Alliance will create an actual Quilt panel to be donated to the National AIDS Memorial.  

A Notable November for Pace Debate

It’s been a busy month for Middle and Upper School debaters, who competed in three events over the past two weekends. 

At the Sequoya tournament on Nov. 7, sophomore Peach Wilson finished as the fourth speaker in the varsity division, while sophomore Sophia Mador finished sixth. In the rookie division, sophomores Anna Zinman and Reese Williams placed third as a team—an outstanding result for their first tournament. Zinman was the competition's third-place speaker; Williams was seventh. Not to be outdone, seventh-graders Saya Braham and Harrison Brown took on high-school competitors and finished in fifth and ninth place, respectively. 

On Nov. 13 and 14, debaters took part in the Peach State Championship, where the team of sophomores Kabir Singh and Luca Tanasa (pictured) claimed the varsity title, defeating a duo from Florida in the finals. Tanasa was named the tournament’s second speaker, while Singh was third. In the rookie division, freshman Cole Belinfante finished third.

Finally, at the Westminster tournament on Nov. 14, Pace Middle Schoolers and underclassmen took on older competitors with great success. In the novice division, eighth-grader Julia Goode was named the tournament's best individual speaker. Her debate partner, eighth-grader Megan Klingler was fourth. Congratulations, Pace debate!  

Jankowicz Talks Technology & Democracy

This week, the Woodruff Library welcomed author and political analyst Nina Jankowicz for a three-day virtual residency. Jankowicz studies the intersection of technology and democracy in her role as disinformation fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and is the author of How to Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News, and the Future of Conflict.  

Jankowicz’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, BuzzFeed News, Foreign Policy and others, and she is a frequent commentator on CNN, NPR and other broadcast news outlets. 

Jankowicz spoke to all Upper School students on Nov. 10 and discussed the ways in which disinformation works as well as its history. She also shared “information hygiene” techniques. Following her assembly presentation, Jankowicz visited with several Upper School classes to discuss specific topics related to their curriculum.