Parents Association & Parents Council
The Durham Academy Parents Association supports the school's academic, social, fine arts and athletic objectives. Parents Association encourages volunteerism, raises and disperses funds, promotes communication and cooperation, and provides input to the school on issues of concern and interest to parents. All Durham Academy parents are members of the Parents Association.
The Durham Academy Parents Council is the governing board of the Parents Association. This group comprises members of an executive committee; division representatives; members of schoolwide committees on matters such as diversity, wellness and athletics; and parents who organize both community-building and fundraising events. See a list of the parents who serve on Parents Council.
Parents Bulletin Board
By Andy Pogach, Assistant Director of Athletics and Sports Information Director, Varsity Girls Tennis Coach
The incredible fall season has come to a close, and we are now transitioning to winter sports. Our four high school basketball teams and our swim team have been practicing for a week and a half and are ready to start competing. In this edition of Cavs Corner, we take one final look back at our fall sports honorees and recap the varsity boys basketball Phenom High School Jamboree in Greensboro.
Fall Sports Honorees
With two team state championships, a runner-up and two more teams reaching the state semifinals, Durham Academy was one of just two N.C. Independent School Athletic Association 4A schools to place five of its fall teams in the top four of their final rankings and was the only school to bring home two state titles. DA had 28 All-Conference performers, 14 All-State honorees, two Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Conference Players of the Year and an individual state cross-country champion. The final run-down of our fall sports honorees follows:
With a girls team state championships and a boys runner-up finish, the cross-country program had a remarkable fall. Seventh-grader Allison Hall won the NCISAA 4A state title, while ninth-grader Stella Stringer, the TISAC meet champion, finished second and sophomore Anna Catherine Wilson placed third. All three girls and junior Claire Middleton were named All-Conference and All-State. On the boys side, senior Neil Mosca, juniors Mac Hays and Mark Alkins and sophomore Jay Shanahan were both All-Conference and All-State. Senior Jack Anderson also earned All-Conference recognition.
The state champion girls tennis team’s Joy Callwood, a senior, took home TISAC Player of the Year honors for the second straight year and was All-State and All-Conference for the third time in her career. Junior Madeline Towning earned All-State honors for the first time and was All-Conference for the third time. Fellow juniors Alexis Galloway and Renee George also were named to the All-Conference team.
The field hockey team placed two on the All-State team: senior Eleanor Robb and sophomore Katherine Lantzy. The two were joined by senior Anna West and juniors Hannah Grant and Victoria Lawton on the All-Conference team.
Junior Millie Loehr of the state semifinalist volleyball team was named to both the All-State and All-Conference teams. Junior Adriana Kim also earned All-Conference honors.
Three members of the girls golf team earned All-Conference recognition: senior Haley Leversedge and eighth-graders Ona Lukes and Kayley Kim.
The boys soccer team had five players make the all-TISAC team, led by All-State honoree senior Nick Epstein. Seniors Roberto Escobar and Jack Horgan were named All-Conference, while juniors Will Nichols and Isaiah Caldwell were honorable mention All-Conference.
Boys Basketball Scrimmage Highlights
The varsity boys basketball team tipped off the 2018–2019 season on Saturday with three scrimmages at the Phenom High School Jamboree in Greensboro. The Cavaliers defeated Bertie County High School, Asheville Christian Academy and Wayne Christian Academy behind a potent offensive attack. Ninth-grader MJ (Marquise) Rice paced DA by averaging 15 points per game and 7 rebounds per game. Senior Bryant Randleman had an efficient day, shooting 17–25 from the field over the three games. Randleman averaged 12 points per game and 3 assists per game. Ninth-grader Nik Graves was also impressive in his first varsity action, as he scored just over 7 points per game and finished with 10 assists to just two turnovers.
Highlights of the DA boys basketball team at the @Phenom_Hoops jamboree in Greensboro. Freshman MJ Rice leads with 15 ppg/7 rpg, Senior Bryant Randleman adds 12 ppg/3 rpg. Sophomore Toby Harris hits 8 3s for 8 ppg/ 5 rpg. Freshman Nik Graves with 7 ppg/2 rpg/3 apg pic.twitter.com/rKq0foWHr6— DA Athletics (@daathletics) November 4, 2018
The boys will be on the road in Charlotte this weekend for their first two regular-season games, starting with Friday night’s matchup at Southlake Christian Academy. Both varsity teams will be in Kirby Gym on Tuesday for home openers vs. Durham Flight.
Thank you, as always, for your support of DA athletics!
Keeping up with the Cavs
As always, you can keep up with the Cavs on Durham Academy’s website and the DA App:
www.da.org/athletics: Schedules and Results
- For a list of all teams, their schedules and directions to games, visit www.da.org/teams.
- Click on an individual team to subscribe to automatic alerts about athletics results, postponements and cancellations, calendar and athletic event reminders. You can also import team schedules into your electronic calendars.
- For a recap of athletics results and scores, visit www.da.org/scoreboard.
- All information about the daily athletics schedule is also available on DA’s Athletics Hotline: 919-489-2534 (ext. 5).
The DA App: Schedules and Results
- The DA App allows you to keep up with athletics wherever you are. You can download the app from iTunes at http://bit.ly/DACavaliers. The DA App pulls athletics content directly from the DA website and delivers it to iOS-based devices including iPhone and iPad.
- The Athletics portion of the DA App (after launching, click Menu, then click Athletics to open) features results of recent games, a list of upcoming contests and team records.