Durham Academy Magazine Winter 2020


Big Ideas for Little People

It’s an exciting time in the Preschool! On the heels of extending the kindergarten school day, the faculty has been working tirelessly to engage our youngest learners in thoughtful conversations and meaningful activities about belonging to and participating in both a local and a global community.

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Nina Varela ’13

From the time Nina Varela ’13 learned to read and write, she knew she wanted to be a writer. She is grateful to the Durham Academy teachers who “who encouraged me and took my writing seriously — even when I didn’t.” Her debut novel, Crier’s War, was released in the fall, and now she’s finishing up edits for the sequel and outlining her third book. 

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Yates Sikes '08

Durham Academy challenged Yates Sikes ’08 to think of different ways to problem solve. Now, as a mechanical engineer, he’s using that skill to innovate and modernize rail cars that impact riders in major cities across the U.S.

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Bernadette Cooper Vereen

Bernadette Cooper Vereen ’14 credits Durham Academy with equipping her with skills she has used to navigate college and the start of her career in maternal health and social work. Now a graduate student, she hopes to become a perinatal social worker and address racial disparities in childbirth outcomes, with an ultimate goal of opening a natural birthing center for low-income families.

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Durham Academy’s biannual magazine was first published in 1974. The magazine features articles written by various members of the DA community, including faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and students. 

We want to hear from you! If you are interested in writing for a future edition of Durham Academy Magazine, want to pitch a story idea or provide feedback, please contact Editor Kathy McPherson at kathy.mcpherson@da.org.


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