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Assembly Set To Honor New Arts Laureates

Senior Grace Ferry and art teacher Donice Bloodworth pose with Grace's mixed media work. Photo: Jack Zook

Senior Grace Ferry (R) and art teacher Donice Bloodworth pose with Grace’s mixed media work. Photo: Jack Zook


Each year, the upper school fine arts department honors its brightest stars by nominating them as arts laureates. From singing to ceramics to dance, the arts laureates represent the broad talents many Pace students possess. This year, the arts department will honor twelve new laureates, including four from the junior and senior classes and two from the freshman and sophomore classes. The group will showcase their abilities in an assembly in the Fine Arts Center this Friday afternoon, April 8 at 2 p.m.

The nominees from the freshman class are Gillian Weitzner and Grace Pottorff. Gillian, a dancer, and Grace, an actress, performed in front of the Upper School on March 14 to thunderous applause from their classmates. The sophomore, junior and senior nominees will all present on Friday.

Those honored from the sophomore class are Eliza Waldrop for drawing and Jeb Carter for singing and acting. From the junior class, Ellie Duncan will show off her vocal skills, Alyse Greenbaum will dance, Sandy Xie will play the piano, and Lisbeth Frohwein will display her photography.  Rounding out the assembly are seniors Grace Ferry, Jared Goldman, Xori Johnson and Hope Lennox. Xori was nominated for his poetry and music, while Grace and Hope were honored for their talents in the visual arts. Jared, nominated for the second time as a musician, says that he is “truly humbled” to receive the recognition, labeling Pace’s fine arts program as “unparalleled.”

Pace has many students with incredible talents, and the arts laureate program is an excellent way of distinguishing the artists that excel in their respective crafts. To see each of them perform, make sure to visit the Fine Arts Center this Friday.