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

Awards recognize seniors' excellence in academics, athletics and service
Posted 05/26/2017 10:00AM

Twenty-four members of Durham Academy's Class of 2017 were honored for success in all facets of campus life, including academics, arts, athletics and service at the senior awards assembly on Thursday.


Special recognition awards included the following:

- Ginny Buckner Award: Alice Dempsey

- George Watts Hill Community Service Award: Addison West

- Frank Hawkins Kenan Medal: Katie Concannon

- Elizabeth Adams Old Award: Madi Dunk

- Scott Jameson Filston Award: Caleb Vanderberg

- Cavalier Medal: Isaac Arocha


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

- Senior English Award: Ginya Marr

- Roper Senior History Award: Jack Dowell

- James T. Ebert Senior Math Award: Sam Kim

- Science Lifetime Award: Maya Watson

- Senior Fine Arts Awards:

Theater: Chris Eck
Music: Anjali Purohit
Dance: Mariah Lowther
Visual Art/Photography: Safiya Gallaghan

- Senior Language Awards:

Latin: Tristan Ramage
Advanced Spanish: Kelly Cunneen
AP Spanish Literature: Samantha Baker
French: Lily Tendler
Chinese: Olivia Hall

- AP Psychology Award: Stillman Hanson

- Senior Technology Award: Griffin Rubin

- Senior Deans' Award: Julie Wechsler and Nick Beischer

- Senior Spirit Award: Abby Carey-Ewend

Parent Events
  • January 2019
    • ThuJan17 Parents Council Meeting 8:15 AMMiddle School Board Room
    • FriJan25 CavClassifieds Ad Deadline
  • February 2019
    • ThuFeb21 Parents Council Meeting 8:15 AMMiddle School Board Room
    • ThuFeb21 Dine for DA at City Barbeque 10:30 AM to 10:00 PM
    • FriFeb22 CavClassifieds Ad Deadline
  • March 2019
    • ThuMar21 Parents Council Meeting 8:15 AMMiddle School Board Room
    • MonMar25 CavClassifieds Ad Deadline
  • April 2019
    • SatApr06 Benefit Auction 6:30 PM
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