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Knights Selected for Sixth-Grade Honor Band

A talented group of Middle School musicians will perform with the sixth-grade Fulton County Honor Band next month. Dean Brown (trumpet), Mikah Burnett (baritone), Edward Elkins (clarinet), Bryson Parker (flute) and Blake Shirley (baritone) were nominated by band teachers Danny Doyle and Ellie Neufeld and were chosen based on instrumentation and school representation. “We are super excited for these musicians to represent Pace Academy!” says Neufeld.

Knights Crush Chemistry Exam

On Sunday, March 17, juniors Claire Jiang and Olivia Resnick and sophomore Arnav Maddineni participated in the American Chemical Society’s U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad Local Exam, a multi-tiered competition that offers high-school students a chance to flex their chemistry knowledge and skills. To prepare for this exam, students devoted additional time and effort learning topics that go beyond the typical Pace chemistry curriculum. Kudos to this trio for a strong performance on the local exam and for broadening their understanding of chemistry!

Chatfield & Greene Earn Postseason Basketball Honors

Two members of the varsity basketball team have earned additional postseason honors. Congratulations to senior Kyle Greene and junior Eric Chatfield, who were both named to the Sandy Spiel 4A All-State First Team and the GBCA/GACA 4A North All-State Team. Both student-athletes earned All-Metro Honorable Mentions as well.

GHP Selects Six Knights

A record six Upper School students have been selected to participate in the 2024 Governor’s Honors Program (GHP), a residential summer program for “skilled, knowledgeable and talented high school sophomores and juniors.” Only 650 students from across the state are named GHP scholars and will participate in the four-week program at Berry College, where they will concentrate on a particular area of study. 

This year’s Pace GHP participants are junior Van Muller (Latin) and sophomores Angelika Avdyeyeva (visual arts), Nayana Nag (social studies), Nilaya Nag (physics), Arnav Maddineni (math) and Serena Shang (dance). Congratulations, Knights!

Bernal Wins Statewide Essay Competition

Junior Zahara Bernal joins classmates Drew Park and Stephen Yang as a winner of the Congressional Seminar Essay Contest. The contest, sponsored by the National Society of Colonial Dames and Washington Workshops Foundation, asks students to submit responses to a prompt, which are then evaluated by a panel of lawyers and judges. This year’s question? “Why did the nation’s founders choose a government with separated power rather than a parliamentary system?” Winners receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., where they take part in the Workshops Foundation's Congressional Seminar, an interactive, civic-focused learning experience.

Bernal, Park and Yang are students in Dr. Christine Carter’s Advanced Placement United States History class. The Georgia chapter of the Society of Colonial Dames recognized Bernal during a special presentation on Tuesday, April 2; Park and Yang were recognized on Jan. 23.

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