|Alumni Book Club to read 'High Fidelity,' hold first meeting in January|
The start of the new year will bring a new opportunity for Durham Academy's alumni community to gather: The first meeting of the DA Alumni Book Club. The club will meet Wednesday, Jan. 29, to discuss Nick Hornby's novel High Fidelity
. For details, see www.da.org/AlumniBookClub
|Inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony slated for Dec. 6|
The Durham Academy Alumni Association and Athletic Department are pleased to announce the creation of the Durham Academy Athletic Hall of Fame. The first class of the Athletic Hall of Fame will be inducted Friday, Dec. 6, in Kirby Gymnasium.
|Hundreds turn out for Fall Alumni Weekend |
Durham Academy's 2013 Fall Alumni Weekend, held Oct. 4 to 5, kicked off with the event's largest Friday night social attendance yet, followed by a great turnout for the newest alumni tradition — a basketball reunion gathering — and a reunion party for graduates of classes ending in 3s and 8s.
|Durham Academy Athletic Hall of Fame to induct inaugural class Dec. 6|
In the more than 40 years since Durham Academy fielded its first varsity athletic teams, Cavaliers have won 70-plus state championships and dozens of athletes have gone on to successful collegiate and professional athletic careers. Given that rich history of excellence, the time is ripe a Durham Academy Athletic Hall of Fame, said DA Athletic Director Steve Engebretsen, and the inaugural class will be inducted Dec. 6.
|Josh Zoffer ’10 earns international academic award for paper on currency pegs|
Durham Academy alumnus Josh Zoffer ’10 is among 43 of “the world’s brightest and most innovative undergraduate students” honored in The Undergraduate Awards
international academic awards program for 2013. Zoffer, a senior at Harvard College, learned in late September that he had been chosen as the international winner in the International Relations & Politics category for his paper “The Currency of Coercion: The Effect of Currency Pegs on the Success of Economic Sanctions.”
|Fall Alumni Weekend is Oct. 4 and 5|Fall Alumni Weekend kicks off Friday, Oct. 4, at 5 p.m. with an alumni pregame social on the Upper School lacrosse field. Reunion parties for classes ending in 3s and 8s will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5. Join fellow classmates and former teachers for a fun-filled evening at Tobacco Road Café. For a complete listing of activities — including basketball team reunion games — visit www.da.org/FallAlumniWeekend.
|Ward Nye ’81 to receive Durham Academy’s Distinguished Alumni Award|
Durham Academy will honor Ward Nye ’81 as its Distinguished Alumni recipient on April 12 at the Spring Alumni Reception. Nye attended Durham Academy from seventh through 12th grades. He graduated from Duke University with honors in 1984, and in 1987 he received his law degree from Wake Forest University. Nye is president, chief executive officer and a board member of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc.