Make Mercersburg Your Destination October 18-20
A few weeks from now, Mercersburg Academy will welcome hundreds of parents, grandparents, siblings, alumni, and guests to Family and Alumni Weekend 2019. In fact, if recent history is any indication, it will once again be the largest on-campus event of the school year.
“This weekend is always tremendously meaningful, not to mention a lot of fun,” says Director of Alumni Relations Jason Bershatsky. “Our alumni and families share a common love of Mercersburg, and this three-day celebration allows us to recognize the Mercersburg spirit and build connections with each other.”
Although some programming and events will be unique to Family and Alumni Weekend, the real essence of the weekend is the opportunity for families and alumni to observe, experience, and participate in ‘normal’ school life—to see Mercersburg in action.
“Whether it’s visiting a class, seeing a Stony Batter performance, or cheering on the Blue Storm, Family and Alumni Weekend is meant to show campus guests how talented our students are—and how dynamic and formative the Mercersburg experience is for them,” says Bershatsky. “The energy at Family and Alumni Weekend simply can’t be imitated.”
2019-2020 represents the 30th anniversary of the school’s Black Student Union and the 55th anniversary of black student integration at Mercersburg. In recognition of those milestones, a BSU 30th anniversary celebration will be held during Family and Alumni Weekend; featured events will include an all-school meeting with Ernest Green of the “Little Rock Nine” and a BSU reception and Blue Storm tailgate with current BSU members to which all are invited.
Other weekend highlights include class-specific dessert receptions for early arrivals on Thursday evening, an all-school dinner in the Hale Field House and the iconic Step Songs at Main Hall and bonfire on Tippetts Beach on Friday evening, and a series of information sessions with the Office of College Counseling on Saturday morning.
All meals and events throughout the weekend are complimentary, and online registration will close at midnight October 11. Walk-ins will be welcome, but pre-registration is encouraged.
For a complete schedule of events, visit the Family and Alumni Weekend web page, and be sure to post on social media throughout the weekend using #mburgfamily or #mburgalumni.