The last year and a half has created unimaginable challenges for the Class of 2021. But these months have also been ripe with opportunities for the class to learn more about themselves, to put things in perspective, to find moments of gratitude.
DA’s 2021 Earth Day celebration spanned an entire week, bringing together Upper Schoolers, Lower Schoolers and Preschoolers to appreciate nature and give the Earth some TLC.
The first phase of a complete reimagination of the Middle School campus — the Arts & World Languages Center — was completed in early March. The 42,000-square-foot facility opened to Middle School students on March 22.
“Wow. We lived through enough history to fill two textbooks,” Emily Norry ’21 told her classmates as they prepared to join the ranks of Durham Academy alumni.
Over the last six years, the Brine King of Spring Face-Off Classic — a lacrosse tournament organized each year by Durham Academy varsity boys lacrosse coach Jon Lantzy — has raised more than $300,000 in support of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s Vs. Cancer program.
The OIT team went from working behind the scenes to being at the forefront of DA’s efforts to continue educating students amid a pandemic.