Five Minutes With Carson Meyers
Knightly News: Hello, Carson!
Carson Meyers: Hey, Dean!
KN: So Carson, what’s your favorite thing to do at the Academy?
CM: I really like music and enjoy singing. I think people probably know that about me, but, yeah. Singing. I’m also on the Green Team.
KN: Any songs you really like to sing these days?
CM: I love Sara Bareilles! I love playing her songs on piano, how she sings, and her voice in general.
KN: Will you be at Cabaret this year?
CM: Probably, yeah.
KN: What do you think of Pace chorus?
CM: It’s really fun. Ms. Wallace is a good teacher, and it’s just really great overall.
KN: Are you in the Pace fall musical?
CM: Yes! I’m actually Cinderella’s stepmother. It’s been a challenge for me since I’m not used to playing such a mean character. I also have to yell at [senior] Caillin Cooke a lot, which is so hard because she’s so nice.
KN: Cool! How many Pace shows have you been involved in?
CM: Three in Middle School, and this is my second upper school production.
KN: Have you ever had anything funny happen during a show?
CM: So, in “Canned Hamlet,” someone forgot to ring a bell. [Juniors] Brendan Pace and Jared Goldman had to improvise for over three minutes, and it was hilarious. They started talking about space aliens.
KN: Changing gears, how long have you been at Pace?
CM: I’m a lifer.
KN: So, which transition was harder: freshman to sophomore, or Middle School to freshman?
CM: Definitely freshman to sophomore. Freshman year was much easier than sophomore year, and they ease you into the Upper School. I know that sounds weird, but it’s true.
KN: Any classes you’ve found particularly challenging this year?
CM: Mr. Smith, Algebra II. It’s hard but really rewarding. Mr. Smith is really nice, too.
KN: You said you were on the Green Team. Can you give us the inside scoop on what they’re up to?
CM: We’re making this little compost garden, and it should be a really nice addition to the composting program.
KN: Now for a hard-hitting question. What’s your stance on the Shooting Club?
CM: Oh gosh, I don’t know! I haven’t really thought about that. (looks away)
KN: Thanks so much for talking with us. Have a good day Carson!
CM: You too!