Moving In!

Wednesday, Oct. 13, marked a major milestone in the history of Pace Academy as the Kam Memar Lower School officially opened its doors to students. 

Science, STEAM and design classes now find their homes in state-of-the-art makerspaces, while an expanded Academic Resource Center provides individualized support for all students. Music and strings programs enjoy large, soundproof spaces with accessible storage, and an indoor gymnasium with direct access to the playground accommodates P.E. classes and community events while offering shelter during recess on rainy days. Administrative offices and meeting spaces throughout the building ensure that school operates smoothly.

“We’re looking forward to officially celebrating the opening of the Kam Memar Lower School and the generosity of the Pace community once we’ve reached our $35-million goal,” says Director of Advancement HEATHER WHITE. “We need all members of the Pace community—current parents, parents of alumni, faculty, staff, alumni, grandparents and friends—to participate in the Accelerate Pace campaign. If you haven’t made your gift or pledge, now is the time!” 

Meet the 2021 Homecoming Court

Congratulations to the members of this year’s Homecoming Court! The court will be recognized during halftime of the varsity football game on Friday, Oct. 1.

Class of 2025: Cassidy Davis, Jolie Kessler, Jack Mallard, Harrison Silver

Class of 2024: Kennedi Evans, Jovana Willoughby, Lane Canova, Terrence Kiel

Class of 2023: Brooke Brumfield, Sophia Mador, Charlie Fleming, Conner Phelan 

Class of 2022 (pictured): Taylor Knowlton, Holland Proctor, Saanika Tolmare, Xavier Agostino, RJ Austin, Nile Bennett

A Successful Start for Pace Debate

Members of the Upper School debate team kicked off their season at the Marist Ivy Street Invitational on Sept. 25 and 26. Freshmen Stephen Yang and Jack McMullan were named tournament co-champions in the Novice Division after defeating a Westminster team in the elimination round. Yang finished as the tournament’s sixth best speaker, while McMullan was 10th.

In the rookie division, freshmen Nailah Beachem and Leah Negero finished in ninth place. Freshmen Kaitlyn Goldberg and Aalia Mirza finished 4-1 after prelims and were second seed. They lost in the quarterfinals on a 2-1 decision. Competing against 50 students at her first-ever tournament, Mirza was named the tournament’s top speaker; Goldberg was second. 

National Merit Honors Five in the Class of 2022

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation annually recognizes outstanding high school seniors based on their performance on the PSAT. Seniors John Catherman, Benjamin Chern, Sydney Faux, Marielle Frooman and Cole Kaplan have been named 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 2022. Congratulations! 

Introducing Our New Faculty & Staff

We’re excited to welcome a talented cohort of new faculty and staff to the Pace community! Our teachers, coaches and behind-the-scenes team are one of a kind, and go above and beyond every day in service to our students and school community. Please help us welcome the new Knights who have joined our ranks this fall. See who they are and learn more about them here. Then, introduce yourself—virtually or via email for now—and welcome them to Pace!

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