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Darlington Connects: Amy and Gaines Dempsey (’94, ’94)
Alumni | Julie Lucas, October 22, 2020
We're excited to connect with our alumni through our new Darlington Connects series. Today we hear from Amy and Gaines Dempsey (’94, ’94) and about their inspiring story and connections to bring Java Joy to Rome, Ga.

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New Donor Spotlight: Jenny & Tom Bethel
Upper School | Julie Lucas, October 20, 2020
Thank you to Jenny and Tom Bethel for making your first-ever gift to The Darlington Fund last year and for continuing to support the school's top fundraising priority!

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Senior Venture Spotlight: Caroline McRay
Upper School | Caroline McRay, October 20, 2020
My Senior Ventures project involves organizing monthly social groups for teens with Down's syndrome to help them with important communication and social skills.

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Parents for Purple: Upper School Volunteer Spotlights
Advancement | Julia Thomas, October 19, 2020
Meet this year's Upper School volunteers for The Darlington Fund's Parents for Purple initiative! Parents for Purple is our annual parent campaign for The Darlington Fund, and the volunteers listed below are working hard to get each of their individual classes to 100% participation.

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Curriculum Spotlight: Upper School History
Upper School | Jennifer Collins, October 16, 2020
Darlington's teachers have always embraced new teaching tools. Leigh Hadaway, Upper School history teacher, has been using Jamboard to collaborate with her students as they learn about Revolutionary America.

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Senior Ventures Spotlight: Daria Black
PK-8 | Daria Black, October 16, 2020
My Senior Ventures project is focused on investigating the impact childhood experiences have on teenage academics.

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What Would YOU do with $10,000?
Upper School | Jennifer Collins, October 16, 2020
Purchase a Purple Tie reverse raffle ticket for a 1 in 300 chance to win $10,000!

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Darlington Connects: Will Mizell (’83)
Alumni | Carson Raymond, October 15, 2020
We're excited to connect with our alumni through our new Darlington Connects series. Today we hear from Will Mizell (’83), Vice President, Human Resources for Waffle House. 

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New Donor Spotlight: Julie & Bob Grigsby
Upper School | Julia Thomas, October 13, 2020
Thank you to Julie and Bob Grigsby for making your first-ever gift to The Darlington Fund last year at the J.J. Darlington Society level and for continuing to support the school's top fundraising priority!

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Darlington Connects: Pampam Akinyemi (’16)
Alumni | Becca Wood, October 13, 2020
We're excited to connect with our alumni through our new Darlington Connects series. Today we hear from Pampam Akinyemi’s (’16).

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Parents for Purple: Pre-K to 8 Volunteer Spotlights
Curriculum Connections | Julia Thomas, October 13, 2020
Meet this year's Pre-K to 8 volunteers for The Darlington Fund's Parents for Purple initiative! Parents for Purple is our annual parent campaign for The Darlington Fund, and the volunteers listed below are working hard to get each of their individual classes to 100% participation.

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Learning About Voronoi Diagrams in Honors Geometry
Upper School | Addison Payne, October 8, 2020
Voronoi diagrams may sound like a foreign term (technically it is since they are named after their founder, Georgy Voronoy), but Voronoi diagrams are very useful and can be found in many real world situations.

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Senior Venture Spotlight: Elle Smith
Upper School | Elle Smith, October 7, 2020
Elle Smith's Senior Venture is a visual arts and anatomy based project where she's creating paintings to donate to Floyd Medical Center.

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Remembering Darlington Legend Gordon Neville (’55)
Upper School | Brent Bell, October 6, 2020
It is with sadness that we share with you news of the passing of retired longtime faculty member Gordon Neville, Class of 1955, on Oct. 5.

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Curriculum Spotlight: 7th Grade Life Science
PK-8 | Jennifer Collins, October 6, 2020
Seventh-graders in Ms. Steph Bradshaw's Life Science class have been studying about ecology and biomes. They were recently challenged with writing a song and producing a video detailing what they have learned.

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Darlington Connects: Anna Shea (’11, LD ’19) & Lucas Jennings (’11)
Curriculum Connections | Carson Raymond, October 6, 2020
We're excited to connect with our alumni through our new Darlington Connects series. Today we hear from Anna Shea (’11, LD ’19) and Lucas Jennings (’11), classmates who are both working for the major bank, Capital One.

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Senior Venture Spotlight: Owen Payne
Upper School | Owen Payne, October 6, 2020
Owen Payne's Senior Ventures project involves creating and running a full fledged media outlet dedicated to the world of cars.

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Darlington Connects: Stephanie Schecter (’09)
Alumni | Vicki Vincent, October 1, 2020
We're excited to connect with our alumni through our new Darlington Connects series. Today we hear from Stephanie Schecter (‘09), a songwriter, performer, and board-certified music therapist in New York City.

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Senior Ventures Spotlight: Alice Barngrover
Upper School | Alice Barngrover, September 28, 2020
My Senior Ventures project involves implementing a sustainable recycling program at Darlington. I selected this project because currently there is not an efficient way to recycle at our school.

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Senior Ventures Spotlight: Helen Cui
PK-8 | Helen Cui, September 28, 2020
Research suggests that listening to or singing songs can provide emotional and behavioral benefits for people with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. My Senior Ventures project involves using music therapy to assist Alzheimer's patients.

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