Five Minutes with Charlie Stonecipher

Senior Charlie Stonecipher is considered the Golden Boy of Pace Academy due to his commitment to the community, both on and off the court. Photo: Michael Simon

Knightly News: Hey, Screeeeeech.

Charlie Stonecipher: Sup. (giggles)

KN: So, how does it feel to be considered “The Golden Boy” of Pace Academy?

CS: Golden Boy, I haven’t heard that one in a while. But honestly, I’m not too surprised that people consider me that. I feel as if I bring a certain type of philosophical mind to Pace each and every day.

KN: Interesting. What do you like to do in your free time?

CS: I really like to fill up my car with gas. Usually, I bring a few of my friends with me to get gas. I’ll fill up my tank, then me and the boys just chill, probably play some “Fortnite.” We also like to spit bars. My rap name is “McNuggets” because I can seriously grub on some McNuggets. They call me the next ScHoolboy Q.

KN: I know that you don’t necessarily have a “school-first” mindset, but while at school, what’s your favorite part about it?

CS: Oh, that’s a tough one. Definitely taking notes. More specifically, taking notes with pens. I hate when my pen runs out of ink, though, because I usually have to wait so long to get a new one.

KN: Growing up in the Stonecipher household, what was your favorite movie?

CS: That’s an easy one: “Nacho Libre,” no doubt. I don’t know why, but for some reason the main character just gets me going.

KN: Great film. If you could have one super power, what would it be?

CS: The power to eat stew all day without feeling sick. I especially like beef stew. But when I eat too much stew, I feel so sick. That usually puts me out for the rest of the day.

KN: As you know, you don’t have much time left at the Academy. That being said, you have been here for 13 years. What is your favorite Pace memory during that time?

CS: Meeting Ashley Estroff [’17] in the sixth grade over X-Box Live. She taught me so much about what it means to be a man. Without her, I would have no clue about how to talk to older boys, like Alfredo Granier, Hobie Mailk [’16] and Keller Pilch. I feel like this skill will really help me out next year at Auburn.

KN: Now, what’s your most embarrassing Pace memory?

CS: One time in fifth grade, [senior] Julie Smith said “Hi” to me, and I was so excited and nervous that my face turned bright red! The very next period, I took out my recorder in Ms. Vrieland’s music class and played “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz for her.

KN: That’s rough, Char. I’m sorry. Anyways, I hear you’re quite the athlete. What’s your favorite beverage to drink mid-game? Something that gives you extra fuel when you are tired, perhaps.

CS: I love Gatorade Frost Glacier Freeze. It provides me with extra electrolytes that allow me to power through in the fourth quarter. The flavor is so crisp. Yet, it’s so cold and refreshing at the same time. It’s truly magical. Sometimes when it’s a really close and intense game, I’ll mix Frost Glacier Freeze with Arctic Blitz.

KN: Thank you, Bones.

CS: No problem.