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The Mercersburg News

The Mercersburg News is Mercersburg Academy’s student-run newspaper. Now in its 117th year of publication, the News boasts a rich history and years of tradition. The Mercersburg News is proud to be one of the few high-school newspapers in the country to publish weekly. All articles are written by Mercersburg students and cover campus events, national and world news, sports, arts, and student interests.

The News staff always looks to welcome new reporters, photo editors, and copy editors to the team. Being part of the  News provides students a chance to explore the world of writing, editing, and reporting and gain valuable hands-on experience in the newsroom. A number of former News editors have gone on to write for or edit their college newspapers and even to make journalism a career.
Weekly editions are distributed around campus and mailed to alumni and parents, and stories are also available online at Allison Stephens and Frank Betkowski are the faculty advisers for the News and help oversee its production. The News is a member of the Pennsylvania School Press Association.


Each week, you'll receive your copy of this esteemed publication, one that has chronicled the Mercersburg experience for over a century. The first issue of the 2018-2019 school year will be published on September 17.

Subscribe and pay online by filling out the form, or you can pay by check. Send your check (made out to The Mercersburg News) to Allison Stephens, 300 E. Seminary St. Mercersburg, PA 17236.
Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $7 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center.
Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance of New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.
100 Academy Drive, Mercersburg, PA 17236
GPS Address: 10951 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236