Jack douglas 5 min

Five Minutes with Jack Douglass

Star runner Jack Douglas is an exceptional athlete and student. Photo: Dori Greenberg

Star runner Jack Douglass is an exceptional athlete and student. Photo: Dori Greenberg

KN: Hey Jack!

JD: Hey!

KN: When did you first come to Pace?

JD: In third grade.

KN: How does it feel to be the fastest boy on the Pace cross country team?

JD: It’s definitely a big accomplishment, but my teammates push me each and every day. I couldn’t have done it without my teammates. They push me to be my best and I’m very appreciative for that.

KN: Would you say that they’re your motivation to be the best that you can be?

JD: Yes, definitely. Like our varsity team, we’re all very competitive, but we are also really good friends, so it’s really good to push each other.

KN: What other sports do you play?

JD: Basketball and track.

KN: Which is your favorite of the three?

JD: Cross country and basketball – they’re tied.

KN: Which one do you think you’re better at?

JD: Definitely cross country.

KN: How long were you a member of student council?

JD: I was a member of student council in third grade, and then I did it in eighth and ninth grade as well, so I’ve done it for three years total.

KN: Were you disappointed with the loss last year?

JD: I was a little disappointed at the beginning, but it was just another chance for me to try out something new, so I got involved with the student ambassador program and I really like it so far.

KN: What has the ambassador program been like for you so far?

JD: I really like it because it’s kind of nice being able to show my school, where I go every day. It’s pretty cool.

KN: What is it like to be on the yearbook staff?

JD: An honor. (chuckles)

KN: How is it being one of two boys?

JD: It’s fine, it’s a little bit different of a class setting because I’m used to having, like, a bunch of friends in my class so that’s a little different. But I get a lot of work done and it’s very easy to focus, because there aren’t as many kids my age.

KN: Do you and David have to support each other?

JD: Oh yes, we do.

KN: Do you feel like you are ‘whipped’ by the upperclassmen girls?

JD: No.

KN: Who is your best friend?

JD: I can’t really answer that.

KN: What is your least favorite class that you have taken so far at Pace?

JD: No comment.

KN: What happened to you and Molly Shapiro?

JD: The break up was mutual. We thought it was time.

KN: How long were you two dating before the break up?

JD: Three years.

KN: What is your goal in life?

JD: I would like to work on Wall Street. That’s probably my dream job.

KN: Do you have any idea where you want to go to college?

JD: I would say out West.

KN: What is your favorite Coke product?

JD: Fanta.

KN: If you could eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?

JD: Sushi – Umi Sushi.

KN: D0 you have a favorite roll?

JD: The rainbow roll.

KN: What is your most embarrassing moment?

JD: We were rhyming words with bucket in third grade with Ms. Novy and we were just going through the alphabet and I yelled out “F*** it.”

KN: Do you have a ‘dirty little secret?’

JD: No, what does that even mean?