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

14 Seniors Named National Merit Finalists
Posted 03/04/2019 02:39PM

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has recognized 14 Durham Academy seniors as semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

The following DA seniors — representing about 13 percent of the senior class — are finalists:

  • Spencer Adler
  • Jack Anderson
  • Nathan Dalva-Baird
  • Alexander Hoffman
  • Matthew Holleran Meyer
  • Tigey Jewell-Alibhai 
  • Sarah Kim
  • Julia King
  • Emily Kohn
  • Lydia Rockart 
  • Nathan Salley 
  • Kiran Sundar
  • Jasper Wolf
  • Kay Youngstrom

Finalists were chosen by virtue of their performance on the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Of the 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools who took the qualifying test, approximately 16,000 students were recognized as semifinalists in September. Approximately 15,000 students are included in the finalist pool.

About half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, with notifications beginning in April and concluding in July. An estimated 7,500 National Merit Scholarships, worth about $42 million, will be offered in the spring.

Three types of scholarships will be offered: National Merit $2,500 Scholarships, which are awarded on a state-representational basis; about 1,000 corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards of varying amounts; and about 4,000 college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards of varying amounts. 

(Not pictured: Nathan Dalva-Baird)


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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