CA News

Whose Stories Get Told?

We asked three CA alum storytellers working in film and television about their recent projects and why diverse representation matters in their work. Caroline Suh ’89, Ami Boghani ’99, and Eugene Sun Park ’96 share how they create entertainment.

MacArthur Fellow Imani Perry ’90 Envisions the Beloved Community

Interdisciplinary scholar and writer Imani Perry ’90 was named a 2023 MacArthur Fellow this fall for giving fresh context to history and the cultural expressions forged by Black Americans in the face of injustice.

History Is About Choices: A New Memoir by Drew Gilpin Faust ’64 Invites Us to Get Into “Necessary Trouble”

A new memoir by Drew Gilpin Faust ’64, president emerita of Harvard University, invites us to get into “necessary trouble.” With her keen historian’s eye, Faust tells a coming-of-age story set at a time of rapid transformation—and, in part, at Concord Academy.

Meet CA’s New Board Co-Presidents Jen Burleigh ’85 and Jennifer Pline P’13 ’15

In summer 2023, Jen Burleigh ’85 and Jennifer Pline P’13 ’15 stepped into a joint leadership role as co-presidents of Concord Academy’s Board of Trustees. Burleigh says the co-presidency model, while new for the school, is “a very CA approach.”

Homegrown Entrepreneur: Josh Reed-Diawuoh ’09 Has Launched a Snack Company With a Social Mission

For Josh Reed-Diawuoh ’09, GRIA Food Co. is a true labor of love, one that combines his appreciation for food, his business savvy, and his personal ties to West Africa.

Drama by Design

CA theater offers more than a typical high school experience. We pull back the curtain on the 2023–24 mainstage productions and look at how students are studying performance and technical theater today.
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Alum Spotlight: Educator and CA Ambassador Pook Panyarachun ’05

“There's truly no school quite like CA,” says Pook Panyarachun ’05, a devoted child and adolescent counselor. Reflecting on her transformative years at Concord Academy, Panyarachun attributes her growth to the school’s unique environment: “It made me the person I am today.” Learn more about her personal and professional journey, as well as what inspires her to give back in an interview with CA News.
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CA Brings Experts in Peace and Conflict Studies to Campus

On February 1, the Community and Equity Office hosted an assembly about peacebuilding through dialogue in the Performing Arts Center. Presenters Sa’ed Atshan and Karen Ross, both professors of peace and conflict resolution studies, responded to questions submitted by students in advance, shared their life stories, and offered insights on engaging in challenging conversations about global issues, including the conflict between Israel and Hamas.
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Holocaust Survivor Shares Her Story at CA

On January 26, members of Concord Academy’s Jewish Student Organization (JSO) hosted Holocaust survivor Magda Bader, 94, during an assembly in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Bader’s talk was moderated by Debbie Coltin, a Holocaust educator, president of the Lappin Foundation, and member of the board of the Holocaust Legacy Foundation.
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CA Students Take Action During 2024 MLK Day

This year, Concord Academy’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day program centered on giving back. The community embraced the spirit of service through impactful volunteer work, meaningful dialogues, and immersive field trips.
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2023 In Review

Happy New Year from Concord Academy! With 2024 underway, we are excited to share highlights from our fall 2023 semester with the promise of more exciting memories to be made in the winter and spring.
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