former sports reporter class of 2016
Leander Perun is a Durham native. She and her younger brother Drew are the only children of their parents Roman and Stephanie Perun. She is a four-year member of the DA family class of 2016. She came to Durham Academy her freshman year from Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill. Leander is an avid sports fan and athlete. She participates in three varsity sports (tennis, swimming and lacrosse) and was named to the NCISAA Girls Lacrosse State team in 2015, and the National Lacrosse Tournament Team in 2014 and 2015. Locally, she is a Duke Blue Devil fan and on fall Saturdays can usually be found at Wallace Wade Stadium if a home game is scheduled, cheering loud and proud for Duke. Leander is a certified lifeguard and has coached swim team for three years at Hope Valley Country Club. Besides sports, Leander enjoys studying history and political science. She hopes to major in American Studies at Denison University, where she will attend college next year and play lacrosse.