More than 800 Mercersburg alumni, families, and friends returned to campus June 6-9 for Reunion Weekend 2019. Classes ending in 4s and 9s celebrated reunions, though alumni and guests from a number of Mercersburg class years came back to campus for the four-day event. See a video recap of the weekend and browse the photo gallery.
On behalf of the Mercersburg Academy alumni body, the Alumni Council once again recognized long-tenured and retiring faculty and staff as part of Reunion Weekend. This year’s honorees include eight faculty and staff members, who were celebrated at the Faculty, Staff, and Alumni Recognition Dinner that kicked off Reunion Weekend 2019 June 6 in Ford Hall.
Attention car collectors: Do you own an antique, classic, or modern car that you would like to show on Friday, June 7, during Reunion Weekend? Join us Friday afternoon for a Car Show on the Quad with faculty member Jim Malone providing some inside 411 on engines and automotive physics.
As studio host for NBC’s telecasts of English Premier League soccer and a veteran co-anchor of three Olympic Games for the network (in 2014, 2016, and 2018), Rebecca Lowe ’99 is no stranger to premier (or Premier) sporting events. Lowe added another big-ticket event to her resume May 4 where she co-hosted NBC’s coverage of the 145th Kentucky Derby from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
Music is a powerful connector and was a huge part of the Class of '69's Mercersburg experience. After 50 years, "The Walkouts" (a group of '69 classmates) are coming together to play some music on Friday, June 7, during Reunion Weekend's "Simon After Dark." We invite members of all classes to take part.
The overall result of 2019’s Irving-Marshall Week at Mercersburg? The same as in 2018, and 2017, and 2016, with the John Marshall Literary Society outlasting the rival Washington Irving Literary Society for the fourth year in a row. Marshall won this year by a score of 1350-650 on the strength of a first-place Declamation finish by Elizabeth Heidecker ’19.
A pair of legendary Mercersburg alumni—Larry Sheridan ’51 and Bob Leavitt (1903)—have been chosen for enshrinement in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Hall of Fame and the Pennsylvania Track & Field Coaches Association Hall of Fame, respectively.
Join us in celebrating the service and accomplishments of distinguished alumni Steven Guttman ’64, James Snyder ’69, P ’05, Robert Hunter ’59, Joseph Huber ’64, Masroor Ahmed ’99, Bebe Lloyd ’94, and Magdalena Kala ’09. The group of seven will be honored Thursday, June 6, at the Faculty, Staff, and Alumni Recognition Dinner, which is hosted by the Alumni Council and officially kicks off Reunion Weekend 2019.
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 717-328-6173