Middle School Latin students joined over 143,000 students in all 50 states and 24 countries in taking the National Latin Exam. Congratulations to the following students who received awards for their performance on the exam:

Eighth grade (Latin 1 exam):

Samuel Alkire

Eddi Aronson

Caroline Brown

Eleanor DuPree

Megan Eghtedari

Giana Karamanolis

Jason Tapper

Seventh grade (Introduction to Latin exam):

Owen Ross

Sophie Shapiro

Alexander Goodrich

Middle School French students were awarded a medal for their results in the Concours National, The National French Contest, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. Seventh graders take Level 1 and eighth graders take Level 2, primarily competing against high school students from across the nation. They competed with close to 18,000 students in each division. Congratulations to the following:

Seventh grade (Level 1):

Bronze: Anna Claire Cables, Leah Faser, Eloise Gaudet, Sara Mazur, Finn Szwast and Mary Amelia Weiss

Silver: Charlie Fleming, Ellie Gabriel, Easton Kincaid, Corey Lochan and Charlotte Vadnais

Gold: Kate Webb

Eighth grade (Level 2):

Bronze: Edward Blaha, Megan Hardesty, Clare Hsu and Allison Silverboard

Silver: Carly Appel, George Blaha, Nikki Byrne and Olivia Healey

Gold: Marielle Frooman

In April, Lower School students participating in the Mini and JuniorPreneur after-school programs hosted Market Day. Parents, faculty and friends gathered in the Inman Center cafeteria to celebrate the young business leaders and hear from program participants past and present. Lower School students then pitched their products to guests in hopes of selling their wares.

These motivated students (second through fifth grades) raised $1578.00 and decided to donate their proceeds to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Tim Earley, CEO and Wish Coordinator from Make-A-Wish Foundation of Georgia, visited the students this week to receive the donation. Earley shared how the foundation grants wishes to children with life-threatening diseases.
Seven members of the varsity track and field team competed in the state meet May 10-12. Senior Ibum Obu set a new Pace record in shot put and became a state champion. Sophomore Sam Adams also set a new school record in the 800-meter and became the state runner-up. Seniors Payton Payne and Jack Douglass finished fourth and fifth in the 3200-meter respectively. Douglass also finished sixth in the 1600-meter. Junior Justice Jackson placed tenth in the prelims in the 200-meter. And, senior Ben Thompson placed 13th in the prelims while sophomore Paula Sandoval placed 10th.

The girls track and field team finished in ninth place out of 31 teams, and the boys team finished 15th out of 35 teams.

Congratulations on a successful season!

Congratulations to senior Ibum Obu and sophomore Sam Adams, for being named West Stride Athletes of the Month. Both Ibum and Sam are recognized for their track & field accomplishments this season.

In addition, Ibum was also named the Georgia MileSplit Athlete of the Week.

This weekend, May 10-12, the varsity boys and girls track & field will participate in the State Meet at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany, Ga. Participating are: seniors Ibum Obu (shot put and discus), Jack Douglass (1600 and 3200 meters), Ben Thompson (800 meters), juniors Justice Jackson (200 meters) and sophomores Sam Adams (800 meters), Payton Payne (3200 meters) and Paula Sandoval (800 meters). Go, Knights!

This year, over 143,000 students in all 50 states and 24 countries outside the U.S. took the National Latin Exam (NLE). The results are in, and Pace students proved they've paid attention to their Latin lessons. Congratulations to the following:

Gold medalists: freshmen Amalie Little and Harley Ryan; sophomores Paul-Louis Biondi, Austin Fuller, Aidan Gannon and Alan Tapper* and juniors Abigail Lund* and Jacob Sloman*.

* Tapper earned a "Perfect Paper" for the fourth year in a row, while Lund and Sloman received a Book Award for their fourth consecutive gold medals.

In addition, sophomore Mae Shippen was awarded a Letter of Commendation for her performance on the CAMWS (Classical Association of the Midwest and South) annual Latin Translation Exam and the Book Award was given to Sloman.