Pace Academy has long been a local and national debate powerhouse, and following last year’s victory in the NDCA National Championship by Victor Skenderi (’13) and Anshuman Parikh (’14), expectations were set high for this year’s group. Pace varsity debaters had a successful year with a long list of accomplishments.Continue Reading

The Pace varsity boys tennis team entered this season with the goal of improving upon its successful 2013 campaign, which included a region championship and an appearance in the state semi-finals. This year’s team was led by seniors Kal Golde, Daniel Gray, Jay Kumar, David Martos and Anshuman Parikh, whoContinue Reading

On Jan. 24, Pace Academy’s Boyd Gym served as the practice facility for the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs, who were in Atlanta for a game against the Hawks that evening. Several Pace Academy faculty members were able to watch the practice, including a few who frequent the Pace Academy Pick-UpContinue Reading

After the end of the 2012-2013 school year, Pace Academy ushered in a new era by tearing down its long-standing upper school building, thus clearing the way for the brand new Arthur M. Blank Family Upper School. Age and corrosion were frequently cited as reasons for the replacement of theContinue Reading

As I wait for our interview, the sound of the rubber soles of freshman Stephen Walker’s sneakers against the linoleum immediately catches my attention. Stephen is always sure to dress comfortably because, hey, you never even have to look at yourself (unless you’re standing in front of a mirror). OneContinue Reading

On the third weekend of February, 16 Pace students traveled to Boston to visit a number of colleges in the area. The group of sophomores and juniors, led by college counselor Lee Nuckolls and sophomore class dean Brooks Fleming, visited Harvard University, Boston University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, TuftsContinue Reading

On the night of April 30, 2011, Zack Elliott left the house of his aunt and uncle after the two went out to dinner. From there, Zack traveled to “the Bluff,” a neighborhood made notorious by its role as the hub of Atlanta’s heroin market. He would not return theContinue Reading

The annual Brush With Fame painting competition and exhibition opened at Pace Academy on Jan. 31. Brush with Fame was created four years ago by Donice Bloodworth, an Upper School Visual Arts teacher. “I founded it because there’s not a lot of competitions that are strictly painting, and because we focusContinue Reading

Located in a remote corner of the Castle, Pace Academy’s business office is out of sight and out of mind for most students. So, too, is Pace’s operating budget. Despite the fact that Pace is funded by the families of its students rather than by tax revenue, the specifics ofContinue Reading

“Peter Pan,” Pace Academy’s fall musical, was put on display to sold-out crowds from Nov. 14-17. Prior to the show, there was a great deal of buzz surrounding the topic of flying. The Peter Pan of Disney fame, after all, is known for his ability to fly, but bringing flightContinue Reading

The Common Application was created in 1975 by 15 private colleges with the goal of consolidating and streamlining their undergraduate admissions processes. Today, its membership has grown to 517 colleges and universities, and it serves over one million applicants on an annual basis. This year, the Common Application eliminated itsContinue Reading

On a typical Tuesday, Jake Abraham wakes up at 5:30 a.m. in order to attend a dawn workout. After lifting, he attends morning classes. If he is lucky, he will have an hour or two of free time before afternoon practice, during which he can do schoolwork. From 2:30-7, heContinue Reading

The Nov. 1 deadline has passed, and most Pace seniors have already submitted early decision and early action applications to colleges. They will submit many more in the coming months as the final deadline fast approaches for most schools. This time of year creates anxiety for many seniors, who want toContinue Reading