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This spring, DA engaged in a national search process for the Director of Diversity, Equity and Engagement to succeed Kemi Nonez. The search committee interviewed 13 semifinalist candidates culled from a pool of 115 applicants. More than 80 students, parents, faculty, staff, administrators and trustees then interviewed three candidates during on-campus finalist visits.

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Feedback is critically important and serves as one of the best mechanisms for enhancing our school community. In early spring, DA surveyed students, parents/guardians, faculty, staff and a small sampling of alumni. Thanks to more than 600 respondents for participating in the DEE Climate Survey.  Your input is valued, heard and seen and will help shape DA’s strategic initiatives in developing the three-year DEE Action Plan.

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Durham Academy’s Senior Challenge — a five-day backpacking, orienteering adventure in the North Carolina mountains — occurs at the beginning of the school year. At least that’s what usually happens. But in a year in which very few things took place as usual, members of the Class of 2021 went on Senior Challenge in late May, becoming the 42nd DA senior class to test their mettle hiking, rappelling, cooking over campfires and sleeping under the stars. 

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On Sunday night, 2021 spring sports seniors and their families gathered for the end-of-the-season awards assembly in the K Family Commons while their teammates tuned in via livestream. There was much to celebrate: four conference champion teams (boys lacrosse, girls lacrosse, boys tennis and girls track and field), three state semifinalist teams (boys lacrosse, girls lacrosse and boys tennis), 32 All-Conference selections across eight sports, three conference players of the year and one state champion. 

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