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
Thirty-nine Durham Academy students and alumni were recognized for their community service efforts at the Volunteer Center of Durham Tomorrow's Community Leaders ceremony Sept. 28, comprising more than 15 percent of the youths who were honored in the county. The program recognized students who earned Hard Corps Awards, Mayor's Awards and President's Volunteer Service Award, as well as those who served on the center's Student Action Board. Several DA students were recognized with more than one award.
Thirty-three DA students earned Mayor's Awards, which are given in recognition of at least 100 hours of community service during the summer with local nonprofits registered with the Volunteer Center. The following students earned Mayor's Awards for service completed during the 2015 summer break:
Trey Barnes (former student)
Ten DA students earned Hard Corps Awards, which are given in recognition of at least 50 hours of service during the school year with local nonprofits registered with the Volunteer Center. The following students earned Hard Corps Awards for community service completed during the 2014-2015 school year:
15 DA students received the President's Volunteer Service Award, which is given in recognition of volunteer hours served over a year's time, with a range of awards given for different age divisions. The following students earned President's Volunteer Service Awards:
Mollie Zoffer (former student)
Three DA students and alumnae served on the Volunteer Center's 2014-2015 Student Action Board, which meets monthly during the school year to plan and implement service projects that address community needs.
Dina Guilak '15
Sujata Kishnani '15