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It’s not often that an entire generation of children lives through a seminal, life-altering event. The global COVID-19 outbreak has affected every facet of children’s existence — the reinvention of school at home, their ability to socialize and see their friends, their dependence on devices for everyday connections to classmates and teachers, their newfound independence and creativity, and their sense of safety and security prompted by a national quarantine.

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Durham Academy’s annual Upper School Spring Dance Concert and assembly, which would have been held one week ago today, has two showcase pieces — the Senior Dance, choreographed entirely by students, and the Faculty Dance, a piece that’s a fan favorite because it prompts teachers to model what learning and vulnerability (or bravery) look like.

Read More about Senior Dancers Perform Remotely, Faculty Dedicate Dance to Class of 2020

When senior members of Durham Academy’s speech and debate team left campus for spring break, they weren’t sure if they’d ever compete again. With the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic hanging over them, it seemed unlikely that they’d be able to compete in culminating in-person tournaments, even if they could ultimately return to campus.

Read More about Despite Unfamiliarity of Competing from Home, DA Speech and Debate Team Excels in Online Tournaments

With the impact of the coronavirus having extended far beyond those who are infected — with thousands in our community being unable to work, attend school, and get access to food — Durham Academy Upper School Student Government is working to support our community, and the entire DA community can help! Student Government has organized a collection drive beginning Friday, April 24, and running through Sunday, April 26.

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