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While the start of school typically means busy afternoons with our fall athletics teams, we have had to make numerous adjustments for student-athletes and coaches. Our athletic trainers, coaches and staff were hard at work over the summer helping to shape the new normal of socially distanced practices, temperature checks and mask-wearing. We welcomed groups of students back to campus in late June for structured summer workouts, and by mid-August, 10 sports had conducted over 100 total workouts involving close to 200 student-athletes. 

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Do you visit Amazon or grocery store several days a week? Wouldn't it be great if all of that shopping helped out our school? DA Parents Association has established affinity programs with local and online stores, including Amazon and Harris Teeter. Every time you pay, DA will receive a percentage back at no additional cost to you!  

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Susan Ellis, who teaches physical education at the Middle School and coaches varsity girls soccer and JV girls tennis, is the 2020 recipient of Durham Academy’s F. Robertson Hershey Distinguished Faculty Award. The award was presented Monday at DA’s opening faculty and staff meeting. Watch a recording of the award presentation via Facebook.

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