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

Lacrosse players earn Academic All-American honors; AD is 'Man of the Year'
Posted 06/04/2014 03:00PM
Ian Concannon and Spencer Hallyburton, both members of Durham Academy's Class of 2014, have been named U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-Americans in recognition of excellence on the lacrosse field and in the classroom. In addition, DA Athletic Director Steve Engebretsen has been named U.S. Lacrosse Man of the Year for the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association.
Concannon, who will attend Williams College, and Hallyburton, who will attend Harvard College, were the only two student-athletes from North Carolina independent schools honored with the Academic All-American distinction. Eligibility requirements include exhibition of "exemplary lacrosse skills," good sportsmanship, "high standards of academic achievement," and service to one's school or community.

Hallyburton was a first-team NCISAA all-state selection, and both he and Concannon were first team all-TISAC (Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Conference) selections in 2014.
Engebretsen, who has served as DA's athletic director since 1991 and worked at DA since 1981, was selected for the Man of the Year recognition by lacrosse coaches around the state. Brad Touma — North Carolina's U.S. Lacrosse representative and coach of the Charlotte Country Day School boys lacrosse team — said Engebretsen "has been at the forefront of the development and growth of high school lacrosse for over 25 years."
Touma noted that Engebretsen and DA's first lacrosse coach, Kevin O'Connor, were charter members of the state's first-ever interscholastic lacrosse organization for public and independent schools, and he lauded Engebretsen's involvement in the transition to lacrosse as an NCISAA sport, along with former DA coach Joe Seivold.
"Finally, Steve has continued to be an important administrator," Touma said, "and with current coach Jon Lantzy, has created the King of Spring, the largest inter-sectional high school lacrosse event of its kind in the country."
Durham Academy's varsity boys lacrosse team capped a successful 2014 season with a second-place finish in the 2014 NCISAA tournament.
Parent Events
  • March 2019
    • MonMar25 CavClassifieds Ad Deadline
  • April 2019
    • SatApr06 Benefit Auction 6:30 PM
    • ThuApr18 Parents Association General Membership Meeting 8:15 AMBrumley Performing Arts Building
    • WedApr24 CavClassifieds Ad Deadline
  • May 2019
    • WedMay22 Parents Council Luncheon and Meeting Brumley Performing Arts Building (Lower School)
    • FriMay24 CavClassifieds Ad Deadline
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