Senior Paige Demba (R) as character Elena Ivanovna Popov with junior Annabelle Critz as Luka in the one-act play, “The Brute.” Photo: Laura Inman

Knightly News: Hey, Paige!

Paige Demba: Hi!

KN: What year is this for you at Pace?

PD: It’s my fourth year. I came freshman year.

KN: How has senior year been so far?

PD: It’s good. It’s really busy. My classes have been going pretty well, but we have college applications and stuff.

KN: If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

PD: Like, creative, passionate and excited about life. (laughs)

KN: When did you start acting?

PD: I started when I was like nine years old, I think.

KN: So, you act outside of Pace?

PD: Yeah. I don’t do shows outside of Pace anymore, but I train and sing and dance outside of Pace, which is cool.

KN: What is your favorite role you have played throughout your life?

PD: I really like being the narrator in “Joseph [and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat].”  I think that’s my favorite so far because the show is really exciting and we’re all having a lot of fun.

KN: What is your favorite Pace memory?

PD: Probably first day of school senior year. That was super fun.

KN: What is your most embarrassing Pace memory?

PD: OK, freshman year for Peer Leadership we had to do the relay races, or whatever. We did one at Camp Skyline and one after we got to school. Both times I fell down. I ate it. That [stunk].

KN: What will you miss most about Pace after you graduate?

PD: Probably all my friends and just the vibes at school, like having everyone all together as a grade.

KN: Do you have a favorite teacher at Pace and, if so, why?

PD: Probably Dr. DuPree, because he makes everyone think outside the box. That class had a lot of memories.

KN: Do you have any secret talents that many people don’t know about?

PD: I can do a Donald Duck impression, which is pretty fye, not gonna lie.

KN: What is your life goal?

PD: I want to be as good of an actor as [senior] Jordan Shoulberg.

KN: What is your biggest fear?

PD: Spiders.

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

PD: Sage Dining.

KN: If you could change one thing about Pace, what would it be?

PD: Definitely no more exams.

KN: Thank you!

PD: No problem!