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Sale of Star-Studded Piano to Fund Scholarship

In the next few months, Mercersburg Academy will engage a service in the auction of a 1929 Baldwin grand piano that was once owned by music legends John Lennon and Yoko Ono and was previously in the care of iconic artist Andy Warhol. Proceeds will benefit the new Emral Shaool Family Endowed Scholarship at Mercersburg.

The Shaool family (including former Board of Regents member and former Alumni Council President Sassan Emral Shaool ’91, along with his sister, Sasha Emral Shaool Nourafchan ’93, and parents, Janet and Mansoor Emral Shaool) gave the piano to the school in 2018 with the intent of selling it to underpin a scholarship, which will support students from Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and Washington County, Maryland. The piano has been kept in a private rehearsal studio since it arrived on campus.

For updated information on the auction, keep an eye on the monthly Alumni News e-newsletter this fall and winter.

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