Archive for Month “December 1969”

Dunham, Jordan Wright Overpower WFHS

ICYMI: After a close first quarter, Dunham shut down West Feliciana, and Jordan Wright kept scoring for the Tigers in a 76-39 victory in the Episcopal Classic on  Friday night.    The 6-foot-5, 200-pound Wright normally plays around the perimeter, but used his size advantage inside all night against West [...]

Leadership Gift Supports Carpenter-Randall Science Center

The Dunham School is pleased to announce that Laurie Randall Duchmann and her mother, Erica Carpenter, have made a leadership level gift of $350,000 that will benefit both the Pillars of Purpose Capital Campaign and capital improvements to the Science Center. The school is pleased to name the facility the [...]

Marquee Matchup: Dunham vs Madison Prep

Dunham, Madison Prep Set To Renew Rivalry With Same Intensity, Different Parameters by Robin Fambrough, The Advocate  Advocate photo by Hilary Scheinuk "A year ago, The Dunham School's Jonathan Pixley took his team to Madison Prep with a goalin mind that didn't involve a victory.  Pixels got exactly what he [...]

Jensen Killen '01 Named Southern Living 2018 Tastemaker

Dunham alum and interior designer Jensen Killen '01, together with LoganKillen Interiors partner Katie Logan Harris, was recently featured by Southern Living as one of the "Best New Southern Tastemakers for 2018," defined as "the 50 people making fresh marks on Southern design."  The pair owns two businesses in [...]

Wright's 3-Pointer Sparks Dunham Past Madison Prep in OT

Wright's 3-pointer sparks Dunham past Madison Prep in OT By William Weathers, The Advocate Advocate photo by Chris Burns With Dunham trailing by three points and the ball in his hands Friday, Jordan Wright dribbled up the left side of the court and made a pull-up 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds [...]

Kaylyn Lindsly '11 Now "Charming Young Food Truck Owner"

 225 Baton Rouge feature writer Lauren Heftier recently profiled Dunham alum Kayln Lindsly '11 as the "charming young owner" of Basel's Market Food Truck:   "Before she could be found driving her vintage ‘77 Chevy step van through the streets of downtown Baton Rouge, Basel’s Market Food Truck owner Kalyn Lindsly worked in retail [...]

Taylor Hurst '20 Named to All-Metro Volleyball Team

Taylor Hurst '20 Congratulations to Lady Tiger Taylor Hurst '20 who was named to The Advocate's 2017 All- Metro Volleyball team (Divisions III,IV & V). The sophomore setter and right side hitter, a repeat All-Metro selection and 1st team All District 5-V, had 607 assists, 271 digs, 46 blocks and [...]

Dunham Hosts Innovation Showcase for Baton Rouge Educators

The Dunham School will host an Innovation Showcase for Baton Rouge area teachers on Tuesday, January 30 from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm in the McVea Quest Center on the Dunham campus.  This free professional development opportunity, presented by Dunham faculty and open to all Baton Rouge area teachers, will [...]

"Dunk to Defeat ALS" Basketball Game Raises Awareness, Funds for ALS

Thank you, Dunham community, for the fantastic turnout for the recent "Dunk To Defeat ALS" basketball benefit. Through your generous support, "Dunk to Defeat ALS"  raised $2,463 for the ALS Association, which will help to raise awareness and advance the fight for a cure to this devastating disease that has [...]

Tiger QB Mike Williams '18 Named 2017 Warrick Dunn Award Finalist

Congratulations to Tiger quarterback Mike Williams ‘18 who was selected as one of eight finalists for the 2017 Warrick Dunn Award/ WAFB Sportsline Player of the Year. Named for former pro football player Warrick Dunn— Baton Rouge native, Catholic High standout, Florida State star and former NFL Man of the [...]

Spiritual Emphasis Week 2018 Invitation to "AWAKENING"

UPDATE: Please note the new dates for our Spiritual Emphasis Week activities. “Awakening" is the theme for The Dunham School’s annual Spiritual Emphasis Week, January 23-26, 2018.  Each year, during Spiritual Emphasis Week, faculty, staff and students join together to focus their attention on a specific theme and Scripture verse [...]

Lady Tigers in 8-2A Title Mix

By William Weathers, The Advocate  It’s been 22 years since The Dunham School girls won a district basketball title. A year after a run to the Division III quarterfinals, the Tigers (19-6, 1-0) have positioned themselves for a shot at the District 8-2A title heading into Friday’s 6 p.m. game [...]

Tiger QB Mike Williams Commits to University of Texas

From The Advocate: "Speculation about where The Dunham School’s Mike Williams would play college football and what position he would play began well before his senior season.  After committing to University of Texas on Sunday, Williams has clarity on both points. A high school quarterback for the Tigers the past three years [...]
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Dunham Scientists Showcase Work at Science Fair

Eighth grader Maddie Benton was the overall winner of The Dunham School’s 2018 Middle School/Upper School Science Fair. Benton’s project, “How Vessel Size Affects Bacterial Growth,” scored the most points overall in both Middle School and Upper School categories. Benton also placed first in the Middle School Biology & Chemistry [...]

Tiger Wrestler Grant Rabel ’19 Wins City Mat Title

Tiger wrestler Grant Rabel ‘19 added another title to the Rabel family’s rich legacy on the mat when he emerged as the victor from the final match of the 195 pound weight class in the City Wrestling Championship held February 3-4 at Catholic High School. Grant defeated McKinley opponent Gavin [...]

Dunham's Mike Williams Beats The Odds, Finds Second Home With Texas

From The Advocate  The recruiting process pushed The Dunham School's Mike Williams out of his comfort zone.  An emotional Williams stepped out of his shy persona one more time Wednesday after signing with Texas.  "This is a dream come true," Williams told classmates, "(that) I hope every one of you [...]

Grandparents Day 2018

Thank you to the Dunham grandparents who joined us for Middle & Upper School Grandparents Day on February 8 and Lower School Grandparents Day on February 9. Video links to the Lower School performances are below. Enjoy! Herbie and the Good News Garden (PK-1st grade) A Not So Terrible Parable [...]

The Wright Moves: Dunham Captures District Title with Win over Episcopal

The Wright Moves: Jordan Wright's 17 second-half points help Dunham oust Episcopal 61-52     By Robin Fambrough, The Advocate  2018 photo by stevejohnson.smugmug.com "Second verse, not exactly the same as the first for Jordan Wright.  The 6-foot-5 junior scored 17 second-half points, including 12 in the fourth quarter, to power [...]

Second Half Surge Nets Division III Win for Lady Tigers

Dunham surges past Calvary in the second half to net Division III win  By Charles Salzer, The Advocate Picking a winning strategy was easy for The Dunham School's girls basketball coach Chad Myers. The hard part was executing the game plan. However, the Tigers did that to near perfection in [...]

Eighth Grader Jason Perè To Compete in Regional Spelling Bee

“Tête-à-tête.”  With the correct spelling of the championship word,  eighth grader Jason Perè won the All School Spelling Bee and will compete in the regional spelling bee on February 24, 2018. The regional bee determines which competitors advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, the nation’s largest and longest-running [...]

Dunham Students Compete In District Literary Rally

Forty-nine Dunham students in grades 8-12 head to Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond on February 24, 2018 to compete in the District III Literary Rally.   There are 22 possible subject areas on which students are tested at various levels: English, Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Biology, Chemistry [...]

Dunham Alum Cary Koch '05 Advocates For Small Brewers

Louisiana Craft Brewers Guild Executive Director Cary Koch Is Ready to Help Small Breweries. By David Jacobs, Special to The Advocate  Cary Koch wasn’t always a beer enthusiast. But these days, that’s the best way to describe his job. Advocate photo by Hilary Scheinuk Last year, the Baton Rouge native [...]

Tiger Defense Steps Up in Quarterfinal Playoff Win

Dunham's Defense Steps Up in Quarterfinal Win Over Church Academy By Chris Chapple, Special to the Advocate: Dunham’s defense stepped up in the third quarter to help power the Tigers to a 62-46 Division III boys basketball quarterfinal victory over The Church Academy Friday at Dunham.  Photo by SteveJohnson.smugmug.com Led [...]

Dunham Faces Major Test in Division III Semifinals

By William Weathers, The Advocate The appearance of the box score from last year’s 70-41 loss to Country Day in the Division III state championship game made its way into The Dunham School’s locker room several weeks ago. It has served as a vivid reminder of a game that featured [...]
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Wins By Dunham, Episcopal Add to Baton Rouge Legacy

By Robin Fambrough, The Advocate "What About Us” is the title of a hit song that describes a broken love affair. The same phrase could also be a great rallying cry for the Division III boys basketball title game between The Dunham School and Episcopal.   2017 photo by Steve [...]

Tigers Claim Basketball State Championship Title

By Robin Fambrough, The Advocate LAKE CHARLES — There was more drama packed into the final two seconds than in some movies as The Dunham School beat Episcopal 49-48 for its first LHSAA boys basketball title in 20 years. Advocate photo by Dennis Babineaux/Special to the American Press First, Dunham’s Jordan Wright [...]

Dunham 7th Graders Sertoma Essay Contest Winners

Dunham 7th grade students Rachel Stanger and Renden Street were winners in the Sertoma Club’s “What Freedom Means To Me” essay contest.  7th graders Renden Street & Rachel Stanger This year, 116 essays were submitted from 5 different schools in East Baton Rouge Parish. From those  entries, 4 winners were [...]

Quiz Bowl Team A Standout At State Tournament

Congratulations to our Upper School Quiz Bowl team who represented Dunham with excellence at the Louisiana Quiz Bowl Association State Tournament held March 18 at LSU. In their first competition at the State level, the Dunham Quiz Bowl team won 4 of 5 preliminary rounds, advancing to the second round [...]

Lady Tigers Earn All District Recognition

It was a season to remember as our Lady Tigers won their first district championship since 1996; coach Chad Myers reached the 200th win milestone and the Lady Tigers reached the quarterfinals of the LHSAA Division III playoffs. For their stellar efforts on the court this season, these Lady Tigers [...]

Alyssa Sharbaugh '18 Named National Merit Finalist

Senior Alyssa Sharbaugh has been named as a 2018 National Merit Finalist in the 63nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  A student at Dunham since the third  grade, Alyssa has a 4.339 grade point average, is a member of the National Honor Society and was named an Advanced Placement (AP) [...]

Middle School History Buffs Create Buzz at Regional Bee

Fifteen Dunham Middle School students flexed their history muscles in the regional round of the National History Bee held recently in New Orleans.  Thirteen students advanced to the National History Bee finals, June 1-2, 2018 in Atlanta, GA. For the second consecutive year, 8th grader Paul Landry was the Regional [...]

Dunham's Tiger 'Sharks' Feed on Episcopal Pitching in 15-2 win

By William Weathers, The Advocate The miniature toy shark that’s been prominently perched outside The Dunham School’s dugout since last season represented a reoccurring theme in Monday’s District 8-2A encounter at rival Episcopal.  The Tigers offense went into an early feeding frenzy, scoring five runs in the top of the [...]

Tiger Athletes Ready to Compete at Next Level

With the stroke of a pen, three Tiger seniors realized their dreams to compete at the collegiate level. Lady Tiger basketball player Hannah Barrow, Tiger catcher Nick Harris and Aqua Tiger  Miles Jantzi signed national letters of intent before family, friends and classmates during a brief ceremony held in Dunham’s [...]

Junior Ring Ceremony Marks Dunham Rite of Passage

As they get used to the shiny new rings now resting on their fingers, the Dunham Class of 2019 prepares to step into leadership as next year’s seniors.  The Junior Ring Ceremony is an annual rite of passage, rich with tradition and a marking the transfer of the mantle of [...]

Tigers Add All District Honors to Championship Season

Still basking in the glow of Dunham’s first State Basketball Championship since 1998, Dunham Tiger basketball players are receiving postseason recognition for their outstanding performance on the court this season.  Tigers captured five spots on the 8-2A All District First Team which included Ralph Davenport ’19, Ty Spurlock ‘19 [...]

Lower School Students Rise to #ForwardThinking Challenge

Our #ForwardThinking Lower School students have innovative ideas about what amazing (but practical) inventions may be play a daily role in their futures.  In March, Lower School students were challenged to create something that may exist in 2030 for the #ForwardThinking Competition. Imaginative student submissions included a variety of products [...]

Dunham Hall of Fame Honors New Inductees

Multi-sport athletes Lauren Haynes Parks '02 and Mitch McIlwain '94 were formally  inducted into the Dunham Athletics Hall of Fame at a dinner held April 19 at the Renaissance Hotel.  As a Dunham Tiger, Mitch McIlwain ’94 was a multi-sport athlete who excelled on the football field and the baseball diamond [...]

Dunham Boys Win First State Tennis Title

Youth helped serve up a title for The Dunham School boys on the final day of the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Tennis tournament. Dunham scored 8.5 points to edge Evangel Christian by one point for its Division IV State title at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.  “The Dunham girls have [...]

Tigers Advance to Division III State Baseball Tournament

Head baseball coach Sham Gabehart describes his team this way: “Collective greatness, by the sum of all the parts.”  Thanks to all the parts—hot bats, cool pitching, smart base running and capitalizing on their opponent’s errors—the fourth-seeded Tigers handled Northlake Christian in two games (15-2, 6-1), winning the Division III [...]

Tigers Shine at 2A State Track Meet

Bernie Moore Track Stadium at LSU, the venue for the 2A State Track & Field meet, can be intimidating, especially when filled to capacity with avid track fans as it always is for the running events. But as Coach Tim Jorgensen says, “The track is still 400 meters, the same [...]

Remembering A Spiritual Giant: Pastor Donald Tabb

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World Language Students Earn Top Scores on National Exams

National Spanish Exam Felicitaciones (congratulations) to Parker Harris ’19 and Emma Davis ’19 for their outstanding performance on the National Spanish Exam.   Parker scored 2nd in the state for Level IV, Classroom Experience, earning a 99 overall national percentile score. Emma place 1st in the state for Level V, Classroom [...]

Thibodeaux Named 2018 Liz Peters Master Teacher

During his 35 years at The Dunham School, Joey Thibodeaux has faithfully served the school in a myriad of roles — Algebra teacher, Dean of Students, P.E teacher, Head Football Coach, Head Baseball Coach, Athletic Director, and Upper and Middle School Advisor to name a few.   During the school’s [...]

Introducing the 2018-2019 Upper School Prefects

The Dunham School is proud to announce the 2018-2019 Upper School Senior Prefects: Hayden Dudley, Head PrefectMaggie Coast, Student LifeParker Harris, ChapelArrington Holmes, PublicityIsabella Latuso, CommunityLuke Russell, School PrideWill Smith, AcademicsJulia Spell, Service Following a rigorous interview process with faculty and administrators, eight rising seniors are selected each year to [...]

Used MacBook Sale on July 7!

The Dunham School will hold a used MacBook sale on Saturday, July 7, from 9 am-2 pm in the McVea Quest Center on the Dunham campus. With prices starting as low as $300, this is the perfect opportunity to purchase a MacBook Air. 2015 models are available; 1.6GHz dual [...]

Dunham Tiger Derek Stingley, Jr. Commits to LSU

Once a Tiger, Always a Tiger. Dunham Tiger Derek Stingley, Jr., currently ranked as the nation’s No. 1 2019 recruit, verbally committed to LSU in a much-anticipated announcement via Twitter this afternoon. An outstanding scholar as well as athlete, Derek earned Class 2A all-state honors last season as a junior [...]

26 Dunham Students Nationally Recognized As AP Scholars

Twenty-six Dunham students have been nationally recognized as 2018 Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars by the College Board based on their outstanding performances on Advanced Placement (AP) exams. In May 2018, 78 Dunham students sat for 140 AP exams, with 80 percent earning a score of 3 or higher, making them [...]

Jordan Wright '19: Baton Rouge's "Heir Jordan"

Dunham's Jordan Wright wants his final shot at high school basketball to be his best. By Robin Fambrough, The Advocate His silky, smooth jump shots are so soft they often drop through the net without making it move. One prototype Jordan Wright buzzer-beater gave The Dunham School its first LHSAA [...]

Tiger Athletics Sponsors Youth Day on Saturday, August 11

If your little Tiger dreams of playing with the big Tigers one day, then don’t miss our free TIGER ATHLETICS YOUTH DAY on SATURDAY, AUGUST 11 from 9:15-11:00 am in the Middle School gym.     Hosted by our Upper School athletes and coaches, this free event is open to [...]

Dunham Athletics Hosts 4th Annual Dreams Come True Dodgeball Tournament

When Dunham Athletics hosted its 4th annual Dodgeball Tournament August 9, 2018, teams of students, coaches, parents, and faculty battled fiercely for bragging rights, but Dreams Come True was the real winner. The annual tournament, organized by Dunham faculty member and assistant football coach Randy Leindecker, benefits Dreams Come True which helps Louisiana families [...]