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

Seniors honored for excellence in academics, arts, athletics and service
Posted 05/27/2016 12:35PM

Twenty-seven members of Durham Academy's Class of 2016 were honored for success in all facets of campus life, including academics, arts, athletics and service at the senior awards assembly on Thursday.


Four students were recognized for being at the top of the class academically:

- Valedictorian: Ellie Breitfeld

- Salutatorian: Abby Breitfeld, Lexi Kadis and Matthew Mosca


Special recognition awards included the following:

- Ginny Buckner Award: Luisa Ferrari

- George Watts Hill Community Service Award: Rowan Gossett

- Frank Hawkins Kenan Medal: Braden Saba

- Elizabeth Adams Old Award: Matthew Mosca

- Scott Jameson Filston Award: Cha'Mia Rothwell

- Head of School's Award: Eliza Granger, Veronica Kim and Kiran Nagar


In addition, faculty presented subject-specific awards to seniors:

- Senior English Award: Lexi Kadis

- Roper Senior History Award: Ellie Breitfeld

- James T. Ebert Senior Math Award: Christopher Camitta

- Senior Spirit of Science Award: Felicity Walston

- Senior Fine Arts Awards:

Theater: Thea Lance
Music: MacKenzi Simpson
Dance: Hannah Lang
Photography: Rachel Hopkins
Visual Art: Carly Richardson
Angela Elaine Appel Award in Visual Art: Eve Wallack

- Senior Language Awards:

Latin: Hayden Reynolds
Spanish: Anna Baker
French: Isabel Kitschelt
Chinese: Rasika Rao

- AP Psychology Award: Lexi Clifford

- Senior Technology Award: Arman Aydemir

- Senior Deans' Award: Jack Mishra

- Senior Spirit Award: Pryce Sinclair

Parent Events
  • November 2018
    • ThuNov15 Parents Council Meeting 8:15 AMMiddle School Board Room

      Guest speaker: Lower School Director Carolyn Ronco

    • MonNov26 CavClassifieds Ad Deadline
    • TueNov27 Dine for DA at Piper's Deli 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • December 2018
    • MonDec17 CavClassifieds Ad Deadline
  • January 2019
    • ThuJan17 Parents Council Meeting 8:15 AMMiddle School Board Room
    • FriJan25 CavClassifieds Ad Deadline
  • February 2019
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