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XIV Hours music video takes on relationships, stereotypes and respect in pop culture
Last winter, Durham Academy a cappella group XIV Hours created a performance piece for their first national competition at the International Championship of High School A Cappella – a meditation on the unhealthy sexual relationships and gender stereotypes contained in the messages of popular music and culture. It was a powerful performance, and while its message won accolades from the judges, XIV Hours didn't advance in the competition, which was deflating. Over the summer, XIV Hours went to work on a long-form music video dramatization interpreting those same themes through characters played by members of the group. Read More
Faculty Spolight: Middle School math teacher Gib Fitzpatrick
Gib Fitzpatrick figured he'd be a doctor like his grandfather, and that's what he wrote about when his high school English teacher/soccer coach assigned a "What do you think you'll do for a living someday" essay.
"When he gave it back to me, he said 'This is all fine and good, but what would you do if all salaries were the same? Forget what you think you should do and think about what you want to do.'
"I said 'I think I'd be a math teacher and soccer coach.' I thought it was funny at the time. I never really thought I'd do that."
But that's exactly what Fitzpatrick did do, though it took him a while to realize that teaching math and coaching soccer was his calling...
Seventeen seniors named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has recognized 17 Durham Academy seniors as semifinalists in the 61st annual 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. The semifinalist pool, announced today, is even larger than last year, and is one of the largest in DA history, said Kathy Cleaver, director of College Counseling. The following DA seniors are semifinalists: Read More
DA in the News
Student manager Derek Rhodes '11 gets shoutout from POTUS during WH ceremony honoring Duke men's basketball NCAA title
Battle for Books: Musicians compete in McKinney's Battle of the Bands to raise funds for children's literacy
The Week in Photos
This Week's Events
Upcoming Events and Reminders
Middle School Parents Night
- Thursday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m.
Innisbrook Fall Fundraiser
- Friday, Sept. 11 to Monday, Sept. 28
Used Book Sale Book Sort
- Tuesday, Sept. 16,
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (drop in),
Middle School Tunnel
Upper School Parents Night
- Thursday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m.
Battle of the Bands
- Saturday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m.,
American Tobacco Campus
- Sunday, Sept. 20, 4 to 7 p.m., Lower School Grounds
Diversity Social in the Park (updated)
- Sunday, Oct. 4, 2 to 4 p.m., Rockwood Park
DA Night at the RailHawks
- Saturday, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m.,
WakeMed Soccer Park