On May 21-22, the varsity boys and girls golf teams concluded an outstanding season at the state championships in Harwell, Ga., at the Cateechee Golf Club.

Junior Aleks Golde finished fifth in the state in the individual competition; the girls placed in the top 16 teams in the state.

Senior and team captain, Marc Mitchell, led the boys team, tying for sixth in the state in the individual competition. The team placed fifth in the state. Way to go, Pace Knights!

In June, Sharman White will join our athletics department as the associate director of athletics, reporting to Dr. Troy Baker. Sharman will be charged with a variety of responsibilities, including operations, professional development, program development, assisting with staffing and will also provide assistance to varsity coaches with the college recruiting process. Sharman was most recently an assistant coach for Georgia State University's men's basketball team. Welcome, Coach White!

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!