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
Three of Durham Academy’s star field hockey alumnae had a reunion of sorts last weekend, when No. 5-ranked Duke took on No. 6-ranked Stanford in California. Stanford midfielder Jordan Barry ’15 found herself defending against former DA teammate and Duke forward/midfielder Robin Blazing ’13. The other half of Duke’s Blazing sister act, redshirt senior Lauren Blazing ’11, was in goal.
Proud dad and DA fourth-grade teacher Tom Barry and his wife, Linda, made the trip to California to watch Jordan’s college debut, and it turned out she had some extra fans in attendance. “It was funny, Robin and Lauren get regular playing time,” said Barry. “When Jordan got her chance and was sent in, Lauren and Robin's grandfather yelled out ‘Go DA!’”
Stanford’s season began Friday with a 2-1 loss to Syracuse. Sunday’s game against Duke was a thriller: Stanford trailed 2-0 at the half but managed to score twice in the second half, including an equalizer with 30 seconds left in regulation play. Stanford managed to score a last-minute goal in overtime for the win.
“Robin normally plays left attack and Jordan was playing right defense. Jordan had to mark Robin much of the time she was on the field,” said Barry. “That was interesting to watch!”
Read a recap of the game and watch highlights here: http://stanford.io/1Ewp1KG